Kind of Activity:
The whole class.
To understand the historical context of the book’s publication.
George Orwell was a passionate advocate for social equality. At the time that Animal Farm was conceived and written, Europe was experiencing much turmoil: the rise of Nazism in Germany threatened to engulf Europe, Socialists were fighting Fascists in the Spanish Civil War, and the tyrannical regime of Joseph Stalin in Russia was beginning.
Search online (YouTube, Veoh.com, History.com) for footage of one of Hitler’s speeches or marches and show it to students for a sense of context. You can also find footage of Joseph Stalin,...
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