The Handmaid's Tale resource pack including lessons, worksheets, sample essay and revision.
This is more or less a unit of work that I created for my year 12 students in 2014. There are resources on totalitarianism, dystopia, Atwood in a BBC Radio 4 interview as well as a workbook with essay titles, key words and key themes and ideas.
I have also included a pyramid chart for students to fill in with their knowledge of the characters and their social status.
There are several opportunities for students to reinforce what they have learned already through the lessons.
In this pack you will find the Handmaid's tale workbook which is selling independently for £1 or you can have it here included in the pack. The resources will cover several aspects of the study of the text however there are some that I have had to leave out for copyright reasons. I illustrated the handbook myself but if you want to add any more images you are more than welcome to.
I have also included a 'student example' essay that learners can mark using the appropriate mark scheme (depending which exam board is used). There is certainly enough in here to keep you ticking along with your A level students.
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  • Class-sytem-chart.docx
  • Atwood-interview-handout.docx
  • Handmaid-Handbook.docx
  • Handmaids-tale-essay.-Student-example.docx
  • Lesson-1.pptx
  • Lesson-2.pptx
  • Lesson-3.pptx
  • Lesson-4.pptx
  • Lesson-5.pptx
  • Lesson-6.pptx
  • Lesson-7.pptx
  • Totalitarianism-worksheet.docx
  • HT-words.docx
  • Key-words.docx

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Created: Apr 18, 2016

Updated: Mar 5, 2019


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