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Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh's "1984" Commercial

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Decoding the Dystopian Characteristics of Macintosh's "1984" Commercial

Grades 9 – 12
Lesson Plan Type Minilesson
Estimated Time 50 minutes
Lesson Author

Junius Wright

Junius Wright

Charleston, South Carolina


National Council of Teachers of English


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September 14, 2011

This is the most creative lesson I've seen in a long time. It demonstrates what we try to achieve in literacy instruction, but often fail at: an authentic application of critical thinking, viewing, reading, writing, listening, & speaking to a content topic or area. Well done!


Erin Schroeder

August 23, 2010

I am teaching grade 11 English for the first time and I just wanted to say that I have used this lesson plan as well as the matrix one/general dystopia lesson plan. They have been fantastic, and I have been able to fit them in with the work that I was already doing. This one in particular is something that I hadn't even though of, and is completely relevant to today.

Thanks for the work, and I look forward to seeing other lessons for use and inspiration in the future.



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