The Handmaid's Tale
A coup by religious extremists helps to establish the sexually-oppressive, dystopian Republic of Gilead. Offred, a Handmaid, struggles with her role as a reproductive servant to the elite.
Below are some reading passages that we have hand picked to supplement this book. Be sure to read the passage summaries and our suggestions for instructional use.
11th-12th Speech 1170L
Testimony Before the Senate Hearings on the Equal Rights Amendment
9th-10th Informational Text 1210L
Puritan Laws and Character
11th-12th Opinion 1300L
Opposition to the Women's Rights Movement
Verses Written by a Young Lady, on Women Born to Be Controll'd!
5th-6th Poem 900L
Learning to Read
11th-12th Science Fiction 1030L
Excerpts from We
9th-10th Political Theory 1340L