George Orwell’s 1984 is a multifaceted novel that rewards study on a number of topical and thematic levels. Teaching 1984 gives students opportunities to study rich literary and thematic content through classroom activities and exercises. Our eNotes lesson plan for studying the entire novel includes a multiple-choice exam, essay questions, vocabulary exercises, and a comprehensive answer key. These resources have been written and vetted by our in-house educators and editors. In addition to premium content, we also have free materials available that have been contributed by teacher users.

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  • 1984 eNotes Lesson Plan

    Learning Objectives: By the end of this unit, students should be able to describe the importance of freedom of expression in society using examples from Winston's daily life in Oceania; show through examples Winston's and Julia's different attitudes toward a totalitarian regime and their different ways of subverting it; cite several...

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  • 1984 Reading Comprehension Quiz

    This quiz contains reading comprehension questions for 1984.

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  • 1984 eNotes Teaching Guide

    So you’re going to teach George Orwell's 1984. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time, this novel has been a mainstay of English classrooms for decades. Studying 1984 will give your students unique insight into symbolism and important themes surrounding totalitarianism, propaganda, and free will. This guide highlights some of...

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