Teacher Guide

Animal Farm Lesson Plan

Introduction to Animal Farm

When George Orwell wrote Animal Farm, World War II was devastating Europe. The story serves as an allegory for the Russian Revolution in 1917, in which Tsarist rule was overturned and Communist rule took its place. An avid Socialist, Orwell believed the Russian state had betrayed the ideology of Communism, which is equality for all, because those governing were abusing their power. In 1924, Joseph Stalin proclaimed himself the political heir in Russia, outmaneuvred his rivals, and became one of the most murderous dictators the world has ever seen. Stalin’s purging of potential or imaginary rivals, his increasing paranoia, his complete disregard for life, his promotion of official lies...

Join Now to View Premium Content

GradeSaver provides access to 1039 study guide PDFs and quizzes, 8013 literature essays, 2248 sample college application essays, 348 lesson plans, and ad-free surfing in this premium content, “Members Only” section of the site! Membership includes a 10% discount on all editing orders.

Join Now

Already a member? Log in