MEGA ORWELL is three units combined into one doubleplusgood value. It covers Animal Farm and 1984 plus two weeks of Orwell biography and essays, basically 8-12 weeks of the best material I've used for over ten years. I have even included my custom 1984 video game review! Over 100 pages, includes:
Orwell Biography and critical essays designed for A.P. or Honors classes since the reading level of the essays are college level.
“George Orwell: A Life in Pictures” BBC Docudrama – (PPT questions plus word doc worksheet questions for the hour and a half bio video on YouTube) – 24 questions with answer key.
Vocabulary and essay writing prompts for “A Hanging” & “Shooting an Elephant”
Christopher Hitchens, Why Orwell Matters. Questions and answers over an excerpt from the Introduction.
“1984 – Enigmas of Power” by Irving Howe (Part I & Part II only) with questions and answers. (Howe is a famous literary critic, taught at City University of New York, Brandeis and Stanford).
“George Orwell” essay by Raymond Williams (Professor at Cambridge and Columbia University) with questions and answers.
Stephen Spender “On Morality in The Novel” with questions and answers. (Professor of English at University College in London)
“George Orwell’s Defense of his novel” – from 1949 letter
“Orwell and the Future of Surveillance” BBC 26 minute podcast with questions and answers. (With Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History and the Official Historian of the BBC) Follow up reading assignment written by Seaton re: Trump and propaganda.
Animal Farm –
22 slide PowerPoint includes five short answer response questions for each of the chapters. Answers provided.
This 50 question multiple choice exam with answer key included.
-Intro/background PPT with a totalitarian/thematic activity.
-Over 100 short answer questions designed to work with audio/reading chapter by chapter. Includes answers (20 page Word Doc)
-32 slide PPT of 22 of the most common propaganda and faulty logic types. I use this presentation over two one hour class periods. The types are divided into two sections with a practice review exercise for each section.
-Vocabulary List Word Doc with Newspeak terms
-Fun Propaganda Poster Activity (PPT) includes 7 different student examples.
-Custom made video game (PC/Windows only) has over 100 review questions and mirrors finals exam questions. (Doubleplusfun!)
-50 Question Multiple Choice Final Exam (12 page Word Doc with answer key)
-Supplemental Readings on the relevance of Orwell – 3 easily digestible and recent news articles from The Washington Post, “Why Orwell’s ‘1984’ matters so much now,” from Foreign Policy magazine “We Are (Still) Living in an Orwellian World ”and Huffington Post – discussion activity re: ‘High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction.’