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"Shooting An Elephant": George Orwell's Essay on His Life in Burma

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High school readers examine George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" for examples of symbolism, metaphor, connotation, and irony. They analyze how these literary tools convey the writer's main point and contribute to the persuasive...
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Shooting of an Elephant

For Teachers 7th - 9th
George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant" is the focus of this reading and writing lesson. After reading the essay, research the British control of Africa and Burma at the time the essay was written (1936). Additionally, pupils write a...
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"Shoot an Elephant"

For Students 7th - 9th
George Orwell’s belief that “when the white man turns tyrant it is his own freedom that he destroys” is illustrated by his essay “Shooting an Elephant.” Readers of the essay are asked to respond to literal-level questions and define...
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"Shooting an Elephant" Critical Reading

For Students 10th - 12th
In this "Shooting an Elephant" critical reading worksheet, students identify the author and general topic of the piece.  Students sum up the message of the author and identify the type of writing.
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George Orwell's Essay on his Life in Burma: "Shooting an Elephant"

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
Students read George Orwell's essay "Shooting an Elephant" as an analysis for the historical context. In this historical analysis lesson, students analyze the main points in the essay to identify its cultural and historical context....