This unit is designed to accompany the study of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Resources encourage students to recognize a variety of propaganda techniques and to connect those techniques to media that they can find in their everyday lives. Resources also help students to understand the historical uses of propaganda by governments and political parties to influence public opinion. Resources can be used independently of the novel.
A short quiz on CCSS.RI.9-10.3. The text is from George Orwell's "Politics and the English Language". It has a Dale-Chall text-difficulty level of 7-8 and a Flesch-Kincaid level of 11.
This is an OER, Open Pedagogy project based on a reading of 1984 by George Orwell. Students will reseach a topic directly related to the novel and find a Wikipedia page that is lacking in information or analysis and edit the page to add substance to it. Proper citations are necessary. Deliverables include a project proposal, an annotated bibliography, an edited Wikipedia page, and a synopsis describing the plan, process, and outcome of their work. This synopsis will be presented and discussed in class at the end.