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English 9 - Animal Farm: Home

Grade 9 students, use this guide for your comparison of Animal Farm to a modern society.

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The Research Question

Is ________________ a modern-day Animal Farm?

To answer this question, look at the country, its government, its recent history, and the life of its citizens.

Countries to consider:

  • North Korea
  • Russia
  • China
  • Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, IS, Daesh)

Specific issues you might focus on:

  • First-hand accounts of life in this country
  • Law, order, crime, and punishment
  • Human rights
  • Politics (or lack thereof) 
  • Censorship and transparency
  • Anything else you can think of that might help you respond to the inquiry's central question


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