Animal Farm by George Orwell
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Teacher Guide to Animal Farm
How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning? Check the resources here. Includes plot summary/diagram, essential questions, vocabulary, conflict, allegory, more. Note: Storyboard That helps sponsor this site.

100-Year-Old Color Photos from the Russian Empire
Color photographs of peasants, factory workers, noblemen, soldiers, sailors and botanists taken from 1909 to 1912. Good background material.

Animal Farm
Text of the novel in multiple formats: online, printable, ePub, and Kindle.

Animal Farm
Audio book, downloadable in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis formats.

Animal Farm
Overview, emphasis on fable, learning activities. This extensive teachers guide requires Adobe Reader or compatible application for access.

Animal Farm
This unit plan focuses on characterization and propaganda.

Animal Farm
Looking at a theme of corruption caused by power, this site includes theme openers, crosscurricular activities, and research assignments.

Animal Farm Reading Group Guide
Twenty discussion questions.

Animal Farm : Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
In this unit plan, students explore the concept of allegory and its use in the novel.

Animal Farm Vocabulary
27 words and definitions.

Bring your Character in a Bag
An activity that emphasizes allegory, symbolism, and oral presentation.

The Complete Project
Nine activities asking students to research topics drawn from the novel and respond in writing and other ways. Great ideas here!

George Orwell's Animal Farm Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
A sampling of Steadman's illustrations of the 50th-anniversary edition (1995) and some comments on the novel by Orwell. Possible writing prompt: choose one illustration. What aspects has the artist emphasized, and what does that reveal about the artist's interpretation of that part of the novel?

Glencoe Literature Library: Animal Farm
The study guide is available in PDF format. Adobe Reader is required in order to access it.

Global Book Club Animal Farm
Activities related to the novel.

Orwell's Preface to Animal Farm
This essay, intended as the preface to the novel, was published posthumously under the title "The Freedom of the Press."

The Short Sentence as Gospel Truth
Using examples from Animal Farm and other sources, this blog examines the power of sentence variety, especially the short sentence.

Top Ten Quotes
Key quotations from Animal Farm .

Vocabulary from Animal Farm
Words are divided by chapters and presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, examples of recent use, more.