A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. The stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned - a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a chilling totalitarian regime just as terrible! From its stirring slogans to its thought-provoking themes, this literary classic serves as a stark reminder of the timeless struggle for freedom.
Originally targeting Stalinist Russia, "Animal Farm" transcends its historical context, resonating with any struggle against oppression. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell's timeless masterpiece has a relevant meaning and a message still ferociously fresh. Immerse yourself in the gripping narrative of "Animal Farm," where ideals clash, and the consequences of unchecked power unfold. A must-read for those who value progress, justice, freedom, and equality.
Progeny Press' Animal Farm Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:
English/Language Arts Credit: This High School level literature curriculum offers a one-quarter credit for students.
Author Biography: Learn more about the life of George Orwell and gain insight into his motivation and influence.
Background Information: Understand the concepts of governments and economics, giving valuable context for the novel.
Before-You-Read Activities: Engage in activities exploring Russia, allegories, and the Spanish Civil War, providing a deeper understanding of Animal Farm.
Vocabulary: Master words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Analyze a range of literary techniques throughout the novel that include thesaurus, antonyms, anthropomorphism, personification, foreshadowing, rhetoric, poetic justice, dictionary, irony, misdirection, maxim, mood, juxtaposition, comic relief, corollary, paradox, euphemism, doublespeak, epiphany, synonym, nihilism, in context, full-circle ending, conflict, dramatic structure, theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Explore moral values woven in, including care for animals, charity and helping the poor, work together, sanctity of life, love our enemies, leadership, faith in God, fear-mongering, anxiety, fear, trust, power vs. humility, servanthood, obeying authority, justly challenging authority and abuse, despair, depression, ethnocentrism (racism).
Activities and Writing Assignments: Enhance your study with diverse activities and assignments that cover historical connections, essays, music, poster, Golden Age, Caesar, military, flags, committees, science, debate, class discussion, politics, journalism, newspapers, art, historical revisionism vs. historical negationism, Bible study, propaganda, and free speech.
Suggestions for Further Reading: Continue your studies with a curated and in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Animal Farm by George Orwell.All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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