HS Literature (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: “This classic novel by George Orwell explores vulnerability, power, and corruption in even the most well-intentioned community. The abused animals of Manor Farm have had enough, and they suddenly rise up and take over their farm and rename it Animal Farm. They begin to build a utopian society, with Seven Commandments designed to create opportunity and equality for all. But when Napoleon and his pigs take power, life becomes harsher and more complicated for the animals. Their Seven Commandments seem to shift over time, and though once they agreed “All animals are equal,” now they are told “All animals are equal. But some are more equal than others.” The idealistic early days of Animal Farm are gone, and things have gone terribly wrong.” Setting: Allegory. (from Progeny Press)

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: Must be able to work at course grade level.

Homework: 4 or more hours

Book: Animal Farm by George Orwell

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper (college rule); 3-ring binder.

Fees: $30