Students Create Dystopian World Experiences Inspired by George Orwell's 1984

While reading George Orwell’s seminal work 1984, sophomores in English teacher Danielle Kirkley’s CP and Honors English classes worked individually and in groups to create immersive dystopian world experiences modeled on the text. With endless parallels between society in the novel and today’s world, students demonstrated their understanding of the book’s concepts and themes by creating original art pieces ranging from scale models of characters’ living spaces to social media presences that channeled 1984’s totalitarian regime. “I do not recall a time in my teaching career when I had students analyze literature and create such provocative projects,“ said Ms. Kirkley. “The students connected to the work beyond my wildest expectations, and this reinforces that project-based learning makes complex learning accessible to all students.”
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