Banned or Challenged 20th-Century Classics, Grades 9–12

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Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm by George Orwell

George Orwell's Animal Farm is an allegory of the 1917 Russian Revolution. It was banned in the Soviet Union for being anti-communist while in the U.S. it was challenged for its political theories. In 2002, the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates banned the book in schools for containing materials that contradict Islamic and Arabic values.

Activity: Choose from several activities, discussion questions, and topics for writing assignments in this literature guide for Animal Farm. It also includes a brief synopsis of each chapter, followed by teaching suggestions for use before, during, and after reading the novel.

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