This Animal Farm movie guide challenges students to get the most out of their viewing experience. This guide is for the 1999 film version of George Orwell’s 1945 classic novel. Are your students studying the Russian Revolution or communism? Afterwards, treat them by viewing this entertaining, shocking and powerful film. Watch as students grapple with the meaning of communism and its effects.
Discuss with your students the 10 high-level, short answer and essay questions by pausing at the designated times on the movie guide.
Please see the product images for example questions. Download a free, complete movie guide for Kung Fu Panda 3 to see the general quality of the questions in these movie guides.
Students are encouraged to construct their own meaning throughout the film. Arguably, many answers will not fit into a ‘box’. In conclusion, an answer key is not included as many questions are open-ended.
Here are my tips for using the Animal Farm movie guide for students in your classroom:
- Print one, double-sided movie guide for each student
- Preview each question on the movie guide as you come to it before resuming the movie
- Pause at the times designated on the movie guide and help students if necessary
- Discussion here is great, encourage and allow students to share their ideas and thoughts for any question
- Discourage students from simply copying answers
- If needed, and if time allows, feel free to rewind and show important parts of the movie for additional analysis
- After completing the short answers on the movie guide, allow 5-10 minutes for each essay question at the end
- On average, completing this movie guide will require about 30-45 minutes in addition to the length of the movie