Since this is a direct comparison by Orwell of the Russian Revolution, we'll be looking at those parallels in class later this week. Kids will view a number of student created slideshows about the historical event and analyze them for effectiveness and content. Should be interesting. In addition, we're going to do some critical reading of two political speeches - one by Patrick Henry and one by Old Major.
- How was your farm building experience? Did you learn anything about trial and error? Teamwork? Construction and artistic representation?
- Is this a worthwhile project? Should I keep it in the study of this book?
- What would you improve about the things we did as we read and analyzed the book? Any suggestions for me that would be worthwhile for future students?
- What do you anticipate about reading the next book by Orwell, 1984?