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Animal Farm Unit of Work Teaching Resources

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Animal Farm GCSE Unit of Work 

Animal Farm is a GCSE unit of work containing a 176-slide PowerPoint, 50 PDF worksheets and 14 lessons. This engaging scheme of work explores the novel chapter by chapter, analysing its plot, characters, themes, language and historical context through a range of stimulating activities. 

These GCSE Animal Farm teaching resources include planning (14 four-part lessons outlined in a unit of work overview), a fully editable PowerPoint teaching resource, and fifty accompanying PDF worksheets. They are designed to teach Animal Farm at GCSE, but can also be used at KS3 Year 9.

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Below are examples of the activities contained in the lessons.

- Exploring the historical and social context of Animal Farm - Europe in the 1930s, dictatorships and the rise of the USSR

- Chapter by chapter activities to consolidate understanding as learners read through the novel

- Comprehension questions to assess students’ knowledge of plot, characters, language, and themes

- Analysis of the characters of Snowball, Napoleon, Squealer, Boxer and Benjamin

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

- Exploring satire and allegory

- Role play - hot-seating to aid understating of characters

- Developing understanding of key characters through empathy writing activities

- Extension tasks with essay and exam-type questions for higher ability learners

- Plus many more reading and writing tasks and opportunities

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