The book Flatland by Edwin Abbott was adapted into a movie. This book is an excellent example of social satire that examines social status and gender. The guided questions and discussion will lead students through recognizing these similarities. The lead protagonist is a square and a member of the caste of gentlemen and professionals. Women are simple line segments and men are polygons. The square discovers the third dimension and returns with the truth that disrupts the power structure of Flatland.

The movie is a thrilling adaptation of the book. The guided discussion questions will enhance the experience for the students. I always read the first page of Flatland to my students before watching the movie, as it sets the stage of the movie.

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