with everyone in your group getting some background.
was George Orwell?
personal beliefs were reflected in his writing?
did he experience the things he wrote about?
did he write this book and when was it published?
did Orwell write this book.
did Orwell explain his topics and reasons for writing? Be creative
in exploring the information as you will be graded on whether
these questions are answered as fully and insightfully as
you can. The information should be typed into a word document
and sent to me via an email attachment. Be sure to include
all team members' names. This information will also be useful
when organizing your PowerPoint presentation, so keep track
of it and add to it as necessary throughout your research.
The Literature Network @ http://www.online-literature.com/authorsearch.php
George Orwell @ http://www.levity.com/corduroy/orwell.htm
Biography Of George Orwell @ http://www.george-orwell.org/l_biography.html
Biography of George Orwell @
2. Brainstorm with your
similarities and difference you can think of on your own.
be afraid to use the obvious. Organize your thoughts
using a Venn diagram, concept map, or chart before researching
the links below for further analysis. These sites will
not cover everything - your brainstorming will add depth
to your research. An example chart is illustrated below.
are everywhere (except for where the Proles live
- Workplace monitoringWinston
cant look at a note on his desk or dwell too
long on a single document.
- Thought Police interpret peoples facial expressions
and voice intonations.
- Spiesone never knows whom to trust.
- FBI surveillance
- Corporations collecting data on consumers
- Internet privacy issues
- Drug testing at the workplace or school
- Employers monitoring employees e-mails, phone
calls, or bathroom usage
- cameras - everywhere
You will add to
your diagram or concept map as you complete each article.
will all pick up different ideas on Big Brother as you read
and search independently, so no one's "chart" will
look the same.
Privacy Law in the
USA @ http://www.rbs2.com/privacy.htm
group members come back to the larger WebQuest team with
expertise gained by searching from one perspective. You
must all now answer the Task/Quest(ion) as a group.
Each of you will bring a certain viewpoint to the answer:
some of you will agree and others disagree. Use information,
pictures, movies, facts, opinions, etc. from the Webpages
you explored to convince your teammates that your viewpoint
is important and should be part of your team's answer to
the Task /Quest(ion). Your WebQuest team should write out
an answer that everyone on the team can live with.
4. As a group create
a PowerPoint presentation that supports your answer to
the quest(ion). The PowerPoint should include brief
author information with at least one unique piece of information
not discussed in class, an historical timeline, graphics
of some sort, a compare/contrast chart of similarities
and differences in the world of 1984 and the world today,
and a summary of your findings. Your group will give a
short oral presentation covering the topics that each person
will want to divide out the tasks . . . for example:
One person will be
the project director responsible for the copy and overseeing
the creation of the PowerPoint presentation
One person will be
the graphic designer who
is responsible for locating graphics (gifs, jpgs, etc) that
can be used in the PowerPoint presentation.
One person will be
in charge of sound who is responsible for locating sounds
and music that can be used in the PowerPoint presentation.
The same would go
for . . .
- brief author information
- unique information
- historical timeline
is essential! Concentrate on accuracy, brevity, and