ERIC Number: ED481182
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
"1984": How Much Fact in Fiction? [Lesson Plan].
Based on George Orwell's novel "1984," this lesson plan presents activities designed to help students understand that the historical context of the novel is based on the mood and political climate of 1949 Europe; the society Orwell created and modern society in the United States have similarities and differences; and modern privacy issues and the justifications behind privacy violations are subject to debate. The main activity of the lesson involves students working in groups to produce and perform skits on privacy issues. It includes objectives, materials, procedures, adaptations, discussion questions, evaluation methods, extension activities, annotations of suggested readings and web links, vocabulary, and related academic standards and benchmarks addressed in the lesson plan. The lesson plan also contains a description of a video clip related to the lesson, comprehension questions related to the video clip, and answers to those comprehension questions. (RS)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Class Activities, English Instruction, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Literature Appreciation, Novels, Privacy, Secondary Education, Vocabulary Development
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Discovery Communications, Inc., Bethesda, MD.
Note: Audio and video clips included in the web site version of this lesson plan are not available from ERIC.