Help students conceptualize surveillance in Orwell's "1984." Students watch a 2 minute video, and then select an everyday / ordinary task similar to what they saw on the video. Next they write creatively to explain how this ordinary task would be different if it were taking place in Oceania.
TIME: This is a quick, 10 minute assignment. It could easily be altered by providing more time for students to write, and extending the length requirements of the task.