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Which subjectEnglish as second
What topicAnimal Farm by George Orwell
What length (min)40
What age groupYear or Grade 8
Class size7
What curriculumUk Curriculum
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Number of slides15
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Lesson plan

Objectives

Materials

Lesson Structure

Step Number Step Title Length Details
1 Introduction to Animal Farm 5 minutes Teacher introduces the book and the context in which it was written
2 Individual Reading 10 minutes Students read Chapter 1 individually and take notes on the main characters and events
3 Group Activity 10 minutes Students work in groups to create a mind map of the events and characters in Chapter 1
4 Discussion of Chapter 1 5 minutes Teacher leads a discussion of Chapter 1, focusing on the use of allegory and the themes introduced
5 Individual Reading of Chapter 2 5 minutes Students read Chapter 2 individually and take notes on the new characters and events
6 Analysis of Character Development 5 minutes Teacher leads a discussion of the development of the characters introduced in Chapter 2
7 Individual Reading of Chapter 3 5 minutes Students read Chapter 3 individually and take notes on the new events and themes introduced
8 Classroom Discussion of Chapter 3 5 minutes Teacher leads a discussion of the events and themes introduced in Chapter 3
9 Homework Assignment 5 minutes Teacher assigns homework related to Chapter 1-3, to be checked in the next lesson without presentations
10 Wrap-up and Review 5 minutes Teacher reviews the key themes and events introduced in Chapters 1-3, and previews the next lesson
Total Lesson Time 40 minutes

Homework

Lesson script

Introduction to Animal Farm

Individual Reading

Group Activity

Discussion of Chapter 1

Individual Reading of Chapter 2

Analysis of Character Development

Individual Reading of Chapter 3

Classroom Discussion of Chapter 3

Homework Assignment

Wrap-up and Review

Slides

Slides

| --- | --- | --- | | 1 | {Image: Cover of Animal Farm} | Introduction to Animal Farm | | 2 | {Image: Open book} | Individual Reading of Chapter 1 | | 3 | {Image: Group of students working together} | Group Activity: Mind Mapping of Chapter 1 | | 4 | {Image: Class discussion} | Discussion of Chapter 1 | | 5 | {Image: Open book} | Individual Reading of Chapter 2 | | 6 | {Image: Character chart} | Analysis of Character Development in Chapter 2 | | 7 | {Image: Open book} | Individual Reading of Chapter 3 | | 8 | {Image: Class discussion} | Classroom Discussion of Chapter 3 | | 9 | {Image: Homework} | Homework Assignment: Read Chapters 4-6 and Complete Questions | | 10 | {Image: Review} | Wrap-up and Review of Key Themes and Events from Chapters 1-3 |

Homework

  1. Who are the new characters introduced in Chapter 4, and what is their role in the story?
  2. How does Napoleon's character change throughout these chapters?
  3. What are some examples of propaganda that are used to manipulate the animals' beliefs in Chapter 5?
  4. Describe the Battle of Cowshed in Chapter 4. What is its significance to the story?
  5. In Chapter 6, what role does the character Benjamin play in the story?

Correct Answers

  1. The new characters introduced in Chapter 4 are Muriel, Benjamin, and Moses. Muriel is a white goat who is highly literate and often reads the commandments to the other animals. Benjamin is a donkey who is stubborn and cynical but is also highly intelligent. Moses is a raven who preaches about Sugarcandy Mountain and represents religion.
  2. Napoleon's character becomes more authoritarian and self-serving throughout these chapters. He begins to prioritize his own power and luxury over the well-being of the other animals.
  3. Some examples of propaganda in Chapter 5 include the repeated use of slogans like "Napoleon is always right" and "four legs good, two legs bad." The animals are also fed false information about Snowball's activities and are told that he is an enemy of the farm.
  4. The Battle of Cowshed is a conflict in which the animals successfully defend their farm from human invaders. Its significance is that it solidifies the animals' belief in their own abilities to govern themselves and strengthens the power of the pigs, who led the defense.
  5. Benjamin is a cynical and uninterested character who serves as a foil to the enthusiasm and emotion of the other animals. He is skeptical of the revolution and offers a pessimistic perspective on its likely outcome.

Printables

| --- | --- | | What is Animal Farm? | | | What is an allegory? | | | What is the political commentary in Animal Farm? | | | What is the agenda for today's lesson? | | | What is the purpose of individual reading in Chapter 1 and 2? | | | What is the purpose of group activity in Chapter 1? | | | What is the purpose of analyzing character development in Chapter 2? | | | What is the homework assignment? | | | What key themes and events were discussed in Chapters 1-3? | |

Backup questions

  1. Imagine that a new animal character is added to the story, what kind of animal would it be and why?

  2. If you were in charge of organizing an Animal Farm protest, what would be your message and how would you get everyone involved?

  3. Create a dialogue between two of the animal characters in Animal Farm discussing their thoughts on the current state of the farm.

  4. If you could overthrow one leader in Animal Farm and elect a new one, who would you choose and why?

  5. Describe what you think Animal Farm would look like if it were a utopia.

Lesson 1: "Understanding Allegory and Symbolism"

  1. Why do authors use allegories in literature?

  2. If you were writing an allegory, what message would you want to convey?

  3. Can you think of any real-life events or situations that could be seen as allegorical?

  4. How does symbolism add meaning to a story?

  5. What symbol from Animal Farm stood out to you the most and why?

Lesson 2: "Analyzing Characters in Animal Farm"

  1. If you could be any character from Animal Farm, who would you choose and why?

  2. How do the characters change throughout the story?

  3. What motivates the characters in Animal Farm?

  4. Which character do you think holds the most power on the farm and why?

  5. If you could give advice to one character in Animal Farm, who would it be and what would you say?

Lesson 3: "Themes in Animal Farm"

  1. Why do you think George Orwell wrote Animal Farm?

  2. How do the themes in Animal Farm relate to modern society?

  3. Can you think of any other works of literature that share similar themes as Animal Farm?

  4. Why is it important to discuss political themes in literature?

  5. What is the message of Animal Farm and how does it relate to today's society?

Lesson 4: "Creating Your Own Animal Farm Character"

  1. What kind of animal would your character be and why?

  2. What motivates your character?

  3. What role would your character play in the story?

  4. If your character had to make a tough decision, what would it be and why?

  5. How does your character fit into the themes of Animal Farm?

Lesson 5: "The Power of Propaganda in Animal Farm"

  1. What is propaganda and how is it used in Animal Farm?

  2. Who is in charge of creating propaganda on the farm and why?

  3. Can you think of any examples of propaganda being used in modern society?

  4. How does propaganda affect the animals in Animal Farm?

  5. If you were an animal on the farm, how would you react to propaganda being used against you?