Day 4

The Handmaid's Tale Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Women of Jezebel's

    Kind of Activity:

    Individual Writing

    Objective:

    Students will be able to imagine the lives of the employees of Jezebel's, and consider their possible reasons for working there

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.9-10.3

    Structure:

    Discuss the existence of Jezebel's: a “club” where the elite men of Gilead can have a taste of how the world used to be. You may wish to ask students the following questions:

    • How are the patrons of Jezebel's (important men in Gilead's government and military) being hypocritical?
    • Why aren't Wives or Handmaids allowed at Jezebel's?
    • Why set up strict societal...

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