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For the Dystopian fans in the house, this week is a doozy (and not in a bombers-buzzing-your-rooftop sorta way). 2 Orwell classics and Bradbury, to boot.
Teaching 1984, by George Orwell
Teaching Animal Farm, by George Orwell
- Sample Activity: Make a soundtrack to Animal Farm
Teaching Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
- Sample Activity: Compare Internet censorship to Fahreneit 451
Teaching Fences, by August Wilson
- Sample Activity: Write a Blues song from a character’s perspective
Teaching Oedipus the King, by Sophocles
- Sample Activity: Make a music video for the Chorus
Teaching “A Rose for Emily“, by William Faulkner
- Sample Activity: Compare a classic rock and a modern rock song to the story