The Handmaid's Tale: Adapted from the classic novel by Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale is the story of life in the dystopia of Gilead, a totalitarian society in what was formerly the United States. Facing environmental disasters and a plunging birthrate, Gilead is ruled by a twisted fundamentalism in its militarized ‘return to traditional values'. As one of the few remaining fertile women, Offred (Elisabeth Moss) is a Handmaid in the Commander’s household, one of the caste of women forced into sexual servitude as a last desperate attempt to repopulate the world. In this terrifying society, Offred must navigate between Commanders, their cruel Wives, domestic Marthas, and her fellow Handmaids – where anyone could be a spy for Gilead – all with one goal: to survive and find the daughter that was taken from her. (Hulu Synopsis)
Flipped Classroom Assignment
Can be used as a History vs Hollywood Assignment: Comparing Chapter Readings and Video Analysis
COMMON CORE CONNECTION - CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.11-12.7
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:
INTEGRATE and evaluate MULTIPLE SOURCES of information presented in DIVERSE FORMATS and MEDIA (e.g., VISUALLY, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.