Animal Farm Allegory WebQuest

Introduction

The novel Animal Farm is an allegory for the Russian Revolution. 

This means that the characters and events symbolize actual people and events in history

The task of this WebQuest is to research who and what happened so that you can understand the story underneath the story.

Task

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Your task is simple: 

Visit the websites and/or watch the videos throughout the WebQuest and fill in the answers on your handout.

Process

1. Go here: https://www.britannica.com/biography/George-Orwell

-Answer questions on your worksheet.

2. Watch this and answer the questions on your worksheet.

3. Go here: https://britannica.com/biography/Nicholas-II-tsar-of-Russia

-Answer questions on worksheet

4. Watch this and answer the questions on your worksheet:

5. Go here: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bloody-sunday-massacre-in-russia

-Answer questions on worksheet.

6. Watch this and answer questions on your worksheet:

7. Search for the answers to the next few questions on your worksheet on the following websites:

-https://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-communism.htm

-https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/modern-world-history-1918-to-1980/russia-1900-to-1939/karl-marx/

-https://www.history.com/news/the-trotsky-assassination-75-years-ago

-Answer questoins on your worksheet

8. Search for the answers to the next few questions on your worksheet on the following websites:

-https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/joseph-stalin-national-hero-or-cold-blooded-murderer/zhv747h

-http://www.johndclare.net/Russ12.htm

-http://www.ibiblio.org/expo/soviet.exhibit/secret.html

9. Watch this and answer the questions on your worksheet:

10. Watch and answer the questions on your worksheet:

 

Evaluation

Your worksheet will be graded. Please be sure to turn it in! 

This should have been done individually.

Conclusion

Now we are nearly ready to read Animal Farm!