Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell

This Nineteen Eighty-Four: Orwell activity & project also includes:

Warning or prediction? Nineteen Eighty Four is the anchor text for a series of tasks that ask readers to compare the novel to the film as well as current events to those pictured in George Orwell's dystopian classic.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have groups investigate the reporting of the General Belgrano Incident, Watergate, and more recent cases of conflicting reports of events
  • Just for fun, show Apple's 1984 Super Bowl Ad
Classroom Considerations

  • While the resource is designed for British schools and is dated, the tasks are thought provoking and easily adapted to the current political climate
  • The guide may be used with the novel or with Michael Radford's film
Pros

  • The background information article clears up a number of misconceptions about Orwell's intentions
Cons

  • None