Animal Farm

By: George Orwell

Mrs. McGovern/Mrs. Mills

absolutely? Exploitation of the weak by the strong: Do I realize how often this occurs around me? Enduring Understandings: Can the events reflected in this novel happen again? What are my responsibilities to the community and those exploited by it? Do I realize the amount of injustice and cruelty that occurs every day? Name: ________________________________________ Essential Question/Enduring Understanding for Animal Farm .Animal Farm: By George Orwell Essential Questions: Does absolute power corrupt.

8. have you ever slacked off while working on a group project because you knew other group members would “save” your grade? __________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ . What is MY responsibility to those who are exploited by others? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Pre-Reading: Has there ever been a time in your life when you “avoided” trouble or knew you could avoid trouble because someone else could “save” you? For example. read and comprehend literature. at the high end of grades 6–8 text complexity band independently and proficiently. dramas. and poems. including stories.10: By the end of the year.CC State Standard: R.

Does this poem make you think any differently about the idea that there will always be someone there to save you? In Germany they came first for the Communists. ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ . Then they came for the Jews. and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Catholics.___________________________________________________________________ Read the following poem by Martin Niemoller. Then they came for the trade unionists. and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. and by that time no one was left to speak up. a Holocaust survivor. Then they came for me.

Define revolution: ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ . They want to change the idea of having only one person in charge.___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Would you like to have complete power over someone or something? Why or why not? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ At the beginning of the novel. the animals have decided that they want a revolution.

we'd all love to see the plan You ask me for a contribution Well you know We're doing what we can But when you want money for people with minds that hate . we all want to change the world You tell me that it's evolution Well you know We all want to change the world But when you talk about destruction Don't you know you can count me out Don't you know it's gonna be alright Alright Alright You say you got a real solution Well you know.Read the lyrics to John Lennon and Paul McCartney (of The Beatles) and see if you can expand your definition Revolution by John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles) You say you want a revolution Well you know.

is a revolution without violence possible? What modern day revolutions can you think of? ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ . you have to wait” Don't you know it's gonna be alright Alright alright You say you'll change the constitution Well you know we all want to change your head You tell me it's the institution Well you know You better free your mind instead The Beatles seem to sing of a revolution as change and evolution without violence.All I can tell you is “brother. In this day and age.

Who ruled Russia before it collapsed in 1917? For how long? Who. The Russian Revolution occurred when… a. c. 2. c. . why do you think the Russian people stood the oppression for as long as they did? 3. What were three things the Czar (king) was in charge of? a. c.Name: ___________________________________ Animal Farm Background Interactive Notes 1. loved in Russia at this time? 4. b. besides Russians. 5. Based on the quote from Bruce Lockhard. What were three of the horrible conditions Russians had to endure? a. b. b.

7. Who wrote Das Kapital? 8. b. Nicholas ordered “Duma. Why did Marx say that revolution was going to happen? 9. Describe Bloody Sunday 13.6.” What is “duma?” . 10. What were the two famous books that planted the seed of revolution in Russia? a. Jot down three facts about him: a. c. c. Describe the situation that occurs outside the palace: 11. Write three facts about Lenin: a. Rasputin was certainly a mystery. 12. b. b.

He is planning what he will do when Lenin dies.14. returns to Russia writing for _________________. Lenin dies in 1924. Lenin. What was surprising about the note Lenin wrote? 18. He starts to write outlines for his ideas and wins people over including __________________ who becomes his “partner in crime.” 15. who was exiled. c. . Stalin becomes more of a threat. What has happened since he came into power? 17. Who was killed in 1918? 16. List three things Stalin did: a. b.

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