George Orwell confronted an Asian elephant like this one in the story recounted for this lesson plan. Eric A. Blair, better known by his pen name, George Orwell, is today best known for his last two novels, the anti-totalitarian works Animal Farm and He was also an accomplished and experienced essayist, writing on topics as diverse as anti-Semitism in England, Rudyard Kipling, Salvador Dali, and nationalism. Among his most powerful essays is the autobiographical essay "Shooting an Elephant," which Orwell based on his experience as a police officer in colonial Burma. This lesson plan is designed to help students read Orwell's essay both as a work of literature and as a window into the historical context about which it was written.
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Saul is most widely known for his writings on the nature of individualism , citizenship and the public good ; the failures of manager-led societies;  the confusion between leadership and managerialism ; military strategy , in particular irregular warfare ; the role of freedom of speech and culture; and critiques of the prevailing economic paradigm. He is a champion of freedom of expression and was the International President of PEN International , an association of writers. Saul is the co-founder and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a national charity promoting the inclusion of new citizens. He is also the co-Founder and co-Chair of 6 Degrees,  the global forum for inclusion.
A civilization or civilisation is a complex society that is characterized by urban development , social stratification , a form of government, and symbolic systems of communication such as writing. Civilizations are intimately associated with and often further defined by other socio-politico-economic characteristics, such as centralization , the domestication of both humans and other organisms, specialization of labour , culturally-ingrained ideologies of progress and supremacism , monumental architecture , taxation , societal dependence upon farming and expansionism. Historically, "a civilization" has often been understood as a larger and "more advanced" culture , in implied contrast to smaller, supposedly primitive cultures. Civilizations are organized densely-populated settlements divided into hierarchical social classes with a ruling elite and subordinate urban and rural populations, which engage in intensive agriculture , mining , small-scale manufacture and trade.