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fed-up Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:29 PM
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sac bee-'1984' - Teachers, teens immerse selves in mock danger of Orwell's novel
finally got around to reading last week's paper and found this wonderful story. Hats off to the teachers for some excellent creative teaching.

http://www.sacbee.com/101/v-print/story/500457.html

'1984' - Teachers, teens immerse selves in mock danger of Orwell's novel

By Kim Minugh - kminugh@sacbee.com
Published 12:00 am PST Sunday, November 18, 2007

The room was dark, but for a single light shining directly on suspected traitor London Donson.

"London," an interrogator intoned from the darkness. "Who is Chastity Rice?"

"I'm not saying," Donson replied, defiant.

"There's no escaping this," a voice said from the darkness. And another: "This is Room 101."

The ultimate torture room. The place, Oceania. The suspected crimes, treason and conspiracy against Big Brother. The year, 1984.

Or was it?

In truth, Room 101 is a conference room at Sacramento New Technology High School; the "crime," learning. The date, Friday.

Seniors here had been immersing themselves for three weeks in a make-believe world meant to simulate the conditions of George Orwell's legendary book, "1984." Written in 1948, the novel is a futuristic glimpse at a totalitarian society that Orwell set in 1984.


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rockymountaindem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:30 PM
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1. The part you posted reads like the opening of an episode of Dragnet: 1967
since there are almost no sentences which contain a complete thought.
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-26-07 07:37 PM
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2. Very cool
Kudos to this school for daring to teach outside the box. I'm sure these kids will never forget what they learned. Fills me with hope.
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