Day 1

The Handmaid's Tale Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Who Has Power in Gilead?

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will be able to discuss the societal functions and classes so far in The Handmaid's Tale

    Common Core Standards:



    Consider the various societal functions and classes we've learned about so far in The Handmaid's Tale. As a class, you may wish to make a chart on your Smart Board or blackboard listing name, roles and responsibilities, and some examples of characters who fall under that category.

    For example:

    Marthas/Do housework, cooking, cleaning, look after children/Rita and Cora

    Handmaids/Go shopping, bear children for...

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