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George Orwell's Animal Farm is a complex text that dabbles into themes like conformity vs. rebellion, corruption, class struggles, the power of language and more. This resource provides students with the opportunity to exam the Seven Commandments of Animalism with a critical lens while providing them with the chance to look at today's social norms/laws. It then asks students to critically reflect on today's social acceptances and generate their own Seven Commandments for their ideal society.
Use this activity to explore higher-level thinking skills and social ideas while engaging in 21st century skills. Provide students with structured practice by reviewing the Commandments of Animalism, identifying social laws and then providing students with the chance to create their own. By creating an opportunity for students to create their own Commandments, you will ensure that they grasp the importance of the principles of Animalism as the text continues.
Continue to marry education and technology in your 21st century classroom with this fabulous resource that introduces a complex concept through understandable terms!
Teaching in a 1:1 district is a blessing, but not everyone has that luxury. If needed, incorporate digital resources slowly, through resources like Google Drive, Google Classroom and Microsoft Drive, or even email! A paperless classroom is an amazing thing to aspire towards - it certainly yields less paperwork!
Digital learning provides numerous opportunities for differentiation, modification, collaboration and more. It provides students with the opportunity to self-pace and self-assess, changing how we know and understand education.
You may be asking what is a digital resource? In reality, it's not much different from the tactile experience. Essentially, an educator distributes their materials in a web-based platform, like Google Drive, which reproduces to their students and their devices. Students then are able to access, edit, alter and print files from their own technologies.
Using digital learning tools is amazing! It doesn't require printing (and jammed printers), often features automatic save, maintains students' documents in a single location, is highly engaging and so much more! I'm typing this on a computer now, aren't I?!
This activity is accessible in both printable and digital formats. Simply print the included PDF for a tactile experience. The resource is available in both PowerPoint and PDF forms, as well as in Google Slides (link in Legal Pages). Please note that the PDF form is in a fillable document - it should allow for direct typing in form style. All pages use minimal color to ensure minimal use of colored ink if choosing to print. My students preferred completing it on Microsoft OneNote and made their notes/marks with Microsoft Ink or typing directly onto the printed slides. Should you have any questions please email me at SpEdderTogether@gmail.com
• Interactive PowerPoint
• Interactive Fillable PDF
• Google Slides Link
• Analysis of Commandments of Animalism in Your Own Words
• Analysis and Breakdown of Social Norms/Laws
• Digital Template for Personal Commandments
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• Lille Studio
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