Animal Farm (George Orwell) - teaching resource

Animal Farm (George Orwell) Teaching Resources

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Animal Farm by George Orwell – English teaching resources 

Animal Farm is made up of an editable 176 slide PowerPoint presentation, a 50 page booklet of worksheets and a 14 lesson unit of work overview.

Our 'Animal Farm' unit of work is designed to develop pupil knowledge and understanding of the plot, characters, language, themes and historical context of the Orwell’s classic novel. It includes a collection of activities for students of all abilities including:

    - A brief biography of George Orwell

    - An explanation of the historical context of Europe in the 1930s and the rise of the USSR - notes and BBC documentary

    - Russian Revolution research task

    - Activities to explore narrative structure and develop knowledge of the plot of Animal Farm

    - Detailed analysis of Snowball, Napoleon, Squealer, Boxer and Benjamin

    - Exploration of the key themes of Animal Farm - power, idealism, corruption, class, socialism, propaganda, social control

    - Developing awareness of the features of a novel – character, theme, plot, style and language

    - An exploration of satire and allegory

    - Orwell's use of structure

    - 'Pick a Number' and Blockbusters consolidation games

    - Reading and discussion tasks and questions

    - Hot seating activities to explore characters, motives and themes

    - Diary writing (empathetic writing) to develop understanding of character

    - Links to additional Animal Farm teaching and learning resources

    - Differentiation - lessons with extension tasks

    - Mind mapping the key themes of George Orwell's Animal Farm

    - Essay questions

    -A 14 lesson unit of work (following the four part lesson structure)

    -A 176-slide editable PowerPoint presentation (see preview below)

    -50 worksheets to accompany the PowerPoint

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