Crossword puzzle (with solution) based on the novel by George Orwell.
There are 25 words in the puzzle. The clues are based on characters in the novel, and ideas and terminology useful to the study of Animal Farm. The clue text is based on an allegorical reading of the novel. For example the clue text for Napoloen is "The pig who becomes the leader of Animal Farm after the Rebellion represents Joseph Stalin - in his secrecy, his changing policies and actions, his manipulation and subjugation of the people through propoganda and terror".
This puzzle is designed to be used after studying the novel, when students are familiar with the characters, the plot and the political background/allegorical references.
This is an active learning activity. I have included a lot of detail in the clue text to ensure students are learning when working on this task. A word bank is included to assist students. To make it more challenging, you could redact the word bank.
The solution appears on the second page. Download the preview file to see the grid and the solution to the puzzle.
I have also developed an easier crossword that tests students' understanding of the basic plot of Animal Farm.