Teacher Guide

Animal Farm Lesson Plan

Study Objectives

If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:

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    By the end of the unit, the student will be able to:

    Define and describe the central conflict of the book.

    Identify and discuss the role of the narrator, and what Orwell may have intended to say through this voice.

    Identify the primary themes, motifs, and symbols used in Animal Farm.

    Understand literary devices such as allegory, irony, fable, metaphor, and the use of satire.

    Identify the advantages and disadvantages for the animals’ of being ruled by the pigs or the humans.

    Identify and understand the allusions to various political ideologies, both...

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