This folder includes a few days worth of activities.
It includes the FIRST chapter of 1984, which I use to introduce totalitarian states. It includes reading strategies as well as discussion questions with. In the same MSWord document is the instructions for a Socratic Seminar. I use this discussion as a way to kick off the unit. I would first have the students do the reading, the discussion questions and the enclosed powerpoint. Then I give them in class time to complete the pre-seminar questions. Then we take a whole class period for the seminar.
This is a popular activity for my classes (and it is one of my favorites too!).
The MSWord document is 12 pages (reading, questions, Socratic seminar materials/instructions/pre-and post questions).
The PPT is 8 slides.