SDUnit Three: 1984
Teacher: Jaimie Crawford
Syllabus KEY: Here is your
syllabus for the third book and unit. I will ask you to read
about 50 pages per week. The best way to avoid book quizzes is to keep
journaling and show me that you are up to
date in class by participating and adding thoughtful responses about
of your grade for the six weeks will come from four assignments, each
worth 100 pts:
your journal, your personal essay, your group project, and your final book test.
You will either have a journal or
a pop quiz each week (100 pts)—you should have one entry per week
that covers all 50 pages.
Journals will be checked weekly on Thursday or Friday. Late journals
will count 50% of their original value (20 points).
the entries as follows:
My book and character:
(5 pts ) A listing and description of all characters encountered and at least six events that occur during these pages.
(5 pts) A listing and description of all government surveillance (the ways the gov. watches the citizens) mentioned or implied during these pages and the modern parallels.
(5 pts) A list of the personal freedoms taken away from citizens mentioned or implied during these pages and modern parallels.
(5 pts) A picture or graphic of the events, people, or animals introduced during these pages
(Optional Questions to replace above): Each answer explained fully is
worth 2 pts.
1. Define: double think, newspeak, ingsoc, duck speak, thought crime
2. What is Winston's job? What exactly does he do?
3. In what context is the Chestnut Tree Cafe mentioned?
4. What is the antique shop and why is it unique?
5. Describe Winson's encounter with the prostitute.
6. Describe Winston's several dreams.
7. What does the note say that was passed to Winston?
8. What does the place that Julia and Winston meet at remind Winston of?
9. What happens to Syme?
10. What do Julia, Winston, and O'Brien discuss?
You should have ONE notebook or spiral for your journals for all six
books throughout the year. Journals can be typed on computer or
hand-written; each book section can be decorated to reflect that book;
you should add one appropriate picture or graphic to each journal.
WEEK ONE (11/6-11/9) : Read 1984 introduction and origin; answer questions in class.
HW: Read to pg. 50
WEEK TWO (11/13-17): 1984; Journal discussion; GPS
Tracking system article and questions; PROJECT DAYS on THURS 16th /FRI
Read to pg. 100
A Day 11/16: Turn in one journal entry covering pps. 1-100
B Day 11/17: Turn in one journal entry covering pps. 1-100
WEEK THREE AND FOUR
(11/20-12/1): EDITORIAL (see sample given in class and directions
below) DUE: Gather your 3 sources and your arguments; paper will be
written and graded as part of the midterm exam in December.
Argument: Government surveillance and some limitation of personal freedoms are necessary to insure a safe country. (Agree or disagreee)
Begin with an attention grabbing statement that does not indicate the writer’s stand on the controversy. Be careful; don’t make it too obvious. Be creative, thoughtful, and specific and include a lead.
For example: Clouds grew increasingly dark as the wind kicked up during the afternoon of May 21, 1993, as James Wood, a drifter with a long history of infractions with the law, completed his grizzly work. He had just finished disremembering the body of a 12-year-old girl, whom he had kidnapped, raped, and brutally murdered a few days earlier. As he raised what was left of the body above his head, lightning flashed behind him, and he heaved the little girl’s remains into the roily, muddy water of the Snake River. He later described the scene in court as a Satanic sacrifice.
The lead should flow naturally into the thesis, or stance, taken by the editorial.
For example (FOR Capital Punishment): The senseless brutality of the murder, along with the total lack of remorse by Wood, shocked the community and provided just one example of why the death penalty is appropriate punishment.
For example (AGAINST Capital Punishment): Despite the brutality of that murder, the heart-broken parents of the girl publicly pleaded that James Wood be given the help and rehabilitation he so desperately needed. They understood what many citizens do not: that the only way to break a chain of violent reactions is to practice non-violence as a society and reject the use of the death penalty.
PARAGRAPH TWO: CONCEDE:
After stating thesis, recognize the strongest opposing argument.
For example: It is true of course, that………____________________
Then, COUNTER: Switch into a strong argument in favor of your thesis.
PARAGRAPH THREE: CONVINCE:
Build on your last point by making an even stronger point. Be sure points are backed by facts and examples.
For example: Of even greater importance….
PARAGRAPH FOUR: CLINCH
Save the strongest argument for last. This discourages rebuttal and leaves the reader with something convincing to ponder.
For example: Finally…..
PARAGRAPH FIVE: CONCLUDE
Commit Again: Using different words, restate your thesis.
For example: (FOR Capital Punishment): Thus, as long as society is plagued with psychopathic killers, the death penalty is the only reasonable solution to keeping our children safe and our society secure.
For example: (AGAINST Capital Punishment): It is clear, then, that violence is a vicious cycle, a cycle that can only be broken when society itself quits murdering those who murder others.
Cap it off: Leave the reader with a little something extra: a vision of the future, a revisit to the lead, a call to action, etc…
For example: Despite his initial plea to be put to death, James Wood today is fighting for his life on death row in Idaho. This case, along with the hundreds of others like it nationwide, underscores the critical need in our society to understand and cope appropriately. Working together, we can keep America the land of the free with citizens who can pursue their dreams without fear of being murdered.
HW: Read to pg. 150
A Day 12/1: Turn in one journal entry covering pps. 100-150
B Day 11/30: Turn in one journal entry covering pps. 100-150
WEEK FIVE(12/4-8): BRING
YOUR BOOKS TO CLASS
HW: Read to pg.
200; Thursday 12/7 and Friday 12/8 are project days
Editorial information due on
Monday and Tuesday (12/4 and 5): 60 points
1. Choose your topic (10 pts) and determine the two sides (5 pts)
2. Find and print three or more articles on YOUR SIDE (10 pts)
3. Highlight both sides of the argument in the article
4. List the 3 strongest arguments on YOUR SIDE with 8 details or examples for each argument (25 pts)
5. List the strongest argument on the opposing side (10 pts)
A Day 12/7: Pop quiz pp.
B Day 12/8: Pop quiz pp. 150-200
WEEK SIX (12/11-15): Final
1A: 8-10am 12/13
2A: 8-10am 12/14
3A: 10:20-12:20 am 12/14
2B: 8-10am 12/15
3B: 10:20-12:20 am 12/15
Exam Layout: 2 hours/ 5
1. Vocab: Discountenance, Impedimenta, Gambol, Armaments, Imbecile, Palimpsest, Feeble, Disdainfully, Compendium, Sterility
2. 50 Fill Ins on 1984
3. Short Essay on 1984
4. Historical Overview Questions on 1984
5. Editorial (Bring your 60 pt. info on Editorial and Rough Draft, Outline, or Final)