To Orwell Today,
Dear Jackie Jura
Wow. Orwelltoday is an amazing site! I am a high school teacher and librarian who is teaching both 1984 and Animal Farm. I am using the list of "connections to the book" on the left side of the main page as the basis of a senior research project. My kids are really, really thinking! Amazing site -- so thank you so much for all your hard work.
I just thought you should know that you are making a big difference in my life, and more importantly, in the lives of 35 17-year-olds' lives....like waking them up from their suburban slumber!
It's great that you are really TEACHING 1984 and helping your students grasp its difficult and important concepts. No doubt they will remember you and what they learned in your classroom for the rest of their lives. So too will they remember Orwell's words and be able to apply their own thinking processes to the world around them.
Thank you for using Orwell Today the way I hoped it would be used when I created the 45 themes.
All the best,
~ an independent researcher monitoring local, national and international events ~
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