Day 2

The Handmaid's Tale Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Gilead: The Next Generation

    Kind of Activity:

    Creative Writing


    Students will be able to consider the perspective of the next generation of Gileadean women.

    Common Core Standards:



    Have your students read the following excerpt, in which Offred considers a quote from Aunt Lydia:

    “You are a transitional generation, said Aunt Lydia. It is the hardest for you. We know the sacrifices you are being expected to make. It is hard when men revile you. For the ones who come after you, it will be easier. They will accept their duties with willing hearts. She did not say: Because they will have no memories, of any other way. She said:...

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