Tuesday, May 31, 2011

1984 Activities

Watch the video linked below.
http://www.aclu.org/pizza/images/screen.swf
Do you think this scenario is exaggerated? Why or why not?

Read/Listen to Chapter 1 from 1984.
http://www.george-orwell.org/1984/0.html
Explain the following terms:

Newspeak:

Big Brother:

Thought Police:

Doublethink:

What is a telescreen? What is the purpose of telescreens?

What are the three slogans of the party?
What do you think these slogans mean?

What are the four government ministries?
Which government ministry does Winston work for?
Which ministry is most frightening to Winston? Why?

Briefly explain the setting (time and place).

Draw a picture of Big Brother.

Complete this worksheet:
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/blogs/learning/pdf/2010/20101021_1984.pdf

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