DoubleThink: Course Outline

Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.   Course Booklet

Practise Paper: 2.2 Film Study – Minority Report

91473 Respond critically to speci ed aspect(s) of studied visual or oral text(s), supported by evidence. 4 Credits. External

Practise Paper: 2.1 Extended Written Text – Nineteen Eighty Four

91472 Respond critically to speci ed aspect(s) of studied written text(s), supported by evidence. 4 Credits. External

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Film Study: Minority Report

The system is perfect until it comes after you.

3.5 Propaganda Speech

Present a speech to the class using devices and techniques of propaganda to advance a strong view.

Linguistic Techniques of Propaganda

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell

Logical Fallacies

A shared whiteboard where the class records examples of a range of logical fallacies

Chapter One: Task Outline

This task is an extension of our genre study of the dystopia Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. This is an opportunity to create your own dystopia, grounded in the socio-political anxieties of our time.

Chapter One – Subordinate Clauses Exercise

As part of the development of your “Chapter One” dystopian creative writing piece, we are exploring a variety of grammatical forms that are prevalent in the genre. Today: Subordinate Clauses

Chapter One – Relative Clauses Exercise

As part of the development of your “Chapter One” dystopian creative writing piece, we are exploring a variety of grammatical forms that are prevalent in the genre. Today: Relative Clauses

Nineteen Eighty Four – Preparing for “Critical Response” Assessment

Guidance supporting preparation of a critical review of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four that is supported by assessment by New Zealand’s NCEA framework. NCEA English 3.1 AS91475

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