Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Language Arts Unit Plan - "Animal Farm" by George Orwell

by: Connie Casserly
Grades 6-12

Question -Why is February a terrific month for teaching Animal Farm by George Orwell?
Answer- Because Monday, February 16, 2015 is President's Day and Animal Farm is concerned with choosing a leader who put the people's needs first.

Animal Farm Unit Plan cover This thought-provoking unit includes 
  • 15 handouts, covering 
  • the elements of literature
  • background information on George Orwell, 
  • research on the Bolshevik Revolution -who, what, when, where and why
  • allegorical elements regarding major Russian leaders of this period
  • propaganda techniques
  • vocabulary from the novella, and
  • literary terms 

  • a 100 point test                                                                                                 
  • three projects-one a Student Manifesto
  • two crossword puzzles-one on characters, the other on quotations
  • answer keys
  • and much more. 

Animal Farm Projects
Download this 34-page unit plan from

With possible candidates opening the doors to the 2016 Presidential campaign, it's never too early for students to think about and discuss - What do the people want?

Happy Teaching,

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