Animal Farm - Background

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George Orwell (1903-1950)  

  • Born in India of British parents 
  • Educated in England 
  • Worked as a policeman, soldier, journalist and writer 
  • Fought Soviet-backed communists in Spain 
  • Had strong political views, opposed Stalin's Russia 
  • Wrote two famous books: 'Animal Farm' and '1984' 
 
 
text:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/orwell_george.shtml
photo:  http://images.asc.ohio-state.edu/is/image/eHistory/origins/images/1-10-img208.jpg  
                      

1.

This is the "Trailer" for the 1954 cartoon version of Animal Farm 

 

 

From YouTube:  http://youtu.be/YGCo5Tva39s 2:00 min 

2.

60 Second Update
Overview/Summary
  

 

From YouTube: http://youtu.be/_dI1YO3EGYs  1:18 Min  

3.

History of the Russian Revolution

 

By the end of World War I, the Russian people wanted government reforms to end poverty and oppression. Czar Nicholas II was overthrown, and a democratic government was formed. Russian exile Vladimir Lenin returned to his country to lead a communist revolution. 

   CLICK HERE for the ->>  FILM-CLIP

http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=453d12a2-ae11-4746-a610-4a0ebb006e38 4:33 min 

 

4.

60 Second Update 
Symbols
 

 

From YouTube:  http://youtu.be/sbE2wugE1GM 1:16 min 

5.

Movie Trailer from 1999

 


 http://youtu.be/LAeKX5n-5IE 

6.

60 Second Update  

Characters 

 


  

From YouTube:  http://youtu.be/vXhi0eaR0-c  1:23 min 

7.

Josef Stalin  and the Russian Revolution  

Josef Stalin suppressed all opposition to his rule of the Soviet Union, arresting and executing anyone who spoke out against him... 
 
 

  CLICK HERE for the ->>   FILM-CLIP

From Discovery Education - United Streaming
http://player.discoveryeducation.com/index.cfm?guidAssetId=75857913-6567-4E9D-AF44-DF29CB197D54  1:15 min
 

 

8.

Soviet Propaganda 

 

From YouTube:  http://youtu.be/L66r-RVKJpQ  2:20 min 

9.

60 Second Update
Conclusion 


 
From YouTube:  http://youtu.be/o9lGLLHC10I  1:15 min 

Character Studies 

 


Links from:  

Student Encyclopedia. 21st Century Explorer. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2012.  
World Book Student. World Book, 2012. Web. 9 Jan. 2012. 
 

http://www.anti-communist.net/russian_revolution/russian_peasants/

 

 

 

 

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