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Animal Farm: Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
Introduce your class members to allegory and propaganda with a series of activities designed to accompany a study of George Orwell's Animal Farm. Readers examine the text as an allegory, consider the parallels to collective farms and the communist state, examine the characters' names, and reflect on forms of tyranny. The activities could be assigned to small groups, or used sequentially, as research projects.
The French Revolution
French Revolution lessons can help students explore the political, social, and economic issues of the time.
Recovering the Romanovs
Young scholars use DNA to solve an identity mystery. In this biology lesson, students use the Internet to gather information about sex-linked disorders and complete a Punnett square for hemophilia, then examine a handwriting analysis, ear test, and facial comparison. Young scholars will use this information to determine if Anna Anderson is Anastasia Romanov. Lesson includes extension activities.
More than a Metaphor: Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
High schoolers define and identify an example of an allegory, read and analyze the allegory used in George Orwell's Animal Farm, and identify the use of allegory as a rhetorical device.
Rise of the Revolution
Ninth graders explore the French Revolution. In this French Revolution lesson, student research citizen action and public policy during the war. Students write essays regarding their research findings.
Students analyze the history and art in the Constructivism movement. In this art analysis lesson, students analyze and consider the material types in the art form. Students complete image based discussion. Students work in groups using varying materials to create a form that stands alone or can suspend. Students research and create a timeline for the Russian Revolution. Students also research the artwork of Russian women.
Imperial Japan 1912 - 1922
Students read facts about Imperial Japan from 1912 - 1922 and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 7 short answer questions.
The Fall of the Qing Dynasty
Students read facts about the Qing Dynasty in China and answer short answer questions about it. Students complete 4 short answer questions.
Revolutions in Russia
In this Russian Revolution worksheet, students answer 12 questions about some factors in Russia that helped lead to revolution. Students also identify 5 key terms regarding the Russian Revolution.
Rise of The Revolution
Ninth graders analyze the influence of various forms of citizen action on public policy during the period of the French Revolution. They compare a chart and participate in class to determine the different forms of action taken during this time period.
Holiday Homework: Global Studies
In this global studies worksheet, high schoolers read the noted 8 chapters in their textbooks and then respond to 34 short answer questions about the French Revolution and Imperialism.
Animal Farm: Symbolism and Theme
If you want some help with teaching themes and symbols in Animal Farm, this may be beneficial. After a class discussion about possible themes, class members write a paragraph explaining which they believe is the most important. Next, small groups research important historical figures or terms associated with the Russian Revolution (list provided). They present their information on a poster and then take a quiz on what they've learned. Note:Quiz not included.
Lost Empires of Asia and Russia
Students view a video on the Russian Revolution of 1917. In this revolution lesson, students research from the perspective of peasants or aristocracy and create a presentation promoting their side. Students refute each others arguments and participate in a discussion about the collapse of governments.
Animal Farm: Allegory and the Art of Persuasion
Students analyze the concept of allegories using George Orwell's Animal Farm. In this allegory lesson, students define and identify an allegory. Students read and analyze the allegory used in the novel answer questions to identify the allegories in the story.
The Jewish Holocaust
Ninth graders research the causes and events of the Jewish holocaust during World War II. They view a video and PowerPoint presentation and take notes, participate in a class discussion about the term "genocide," and take a quiz.
In this Russian Revolution worksheet, students read about Tsarist Russia, Communism, the February Revolution, the October Revolution, and Russia's Civil War. Students answer 8 questions about the text.
The Russian Revolution
Twelfth graders research the background to the Russian Revolution on their own. They use the Internet to aid in their research and then complete a fill-in-the-blank worksheet and essays on the Russian Revolution.
Cause and Effect: Russian Revolution
Use this worksheet alongside a lesson on the Russian Revolution. Learners can fill in the boxes to describe the causes, short, and long-term effects of the Revolution.
Tenth graders examine the causes of the Russian Revolution. Using the internet, they work together to determine how the history of the country was changed by the events of the Revolution. They complete a worksheet and discuss their answers as a class.
Russian Revolution Wordsearch
In this Russian Revolution word search worksheet, students locate and circle 11 significant names and terms. A word bank is provided.