Grade 12: 1984

In the novel “1984” by George Orwell, the story takes place in a dystopian future where the totalitarian government, known as the Party, exercises total control over the population of Oceania. The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a low-ranking member of the ruling Party who begins to question the Party’s authority and rebels against its oppressive regime.

 A startling and haunting vision of the world, 1984 is so powerful that it is completely convincing from start to finish. No one can deny the influence of this novel, its hold on the imaginations of multiple generations of readers, or the resiliency of its admonitions—a legacy that seems only to grow with the passage of time.

Connection to Trimester 2 Curriculum Map: “Heroism:” identifying resilience; learning self-reliance/earning independence/establishing a voice; assessing active participation in life/society; learning how to determine what is valuable / what is worth “fighting for:” learning how to distinguish between “just causes” vs. “lost causes”

Here’s the link to the corresponding Summer Reading Assignment!

Books will be provided by Northeast. However, for more information and to see reviews on The Hunger Games, here is the Amazon Link.