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ERIC Number: ED257527
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Honors Futures Course: Orwell's "1984"--Myth or Reality.
Callahan, Barbara
An overview is provided of an honors futures course offered at Isothermal Community College and entitled "Orwell's '1984': Myth or Reality." The paper traces the sequence of class activities, discussion topics, and student assignments for the 11-week course. The following issues are discussed, both within and outside of the context of related coursework: the need for future consciousness, the dangers of allowing the future to happen, present crises and their possible impact on the future, the individual's right and responsibility to help create the future, and, finally, the future itself in the year 2020. The paper describes each segment of the course sequentially, explaining how an investigation of students' perceptions of the world's future and their own futures, the study of George Orwell's "1984" and B. F. Skinner's "Walden Two," and a visit to an existing Walden Two community serve as the basis for student discussions and coursework. Appendices include a course description, a selected bibliography, a course outline, a list of independent research projects, and sample test questions. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A