Animal Farm Video Study Guide | Complete Playlist

In this playlist of 19 videos, George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm is summarized and analyzed chapter by chapter with additional discussions at the end.  Over the course of these short videos (all under 6 minutes), students will learn to cite textual evidence to support their analysis of the text’s explicit and inferred messages.  Students will also be provided with a deep analysis of complex characters and how they develop throughout the book. These videos will help provide insight into the author’s choices in regard to the order of events and word choice to create effects like tension and surprise.  Course Hero also provides free resources like study guides and infographics at the link below. For a list of Common Core State Standards addressed, see below. 

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Animal Farm Video Study Guide
Animal Farm Video Study Guide

Common Core State Standards Animal Farm Video by George Orwell


  • Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


  • Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations) develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the theme.


  • Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure a text, order events within it (e.g., parallel plots), and manipulate time (e.g., pacing, flashbacks) create such effects as mystery, tension, or surprise.