- Discuss reality television shows, how they can be exploitive, and what they say about the participants and the viewers.
- Learn about wilderness survival with an internet scavenger hunt.
- Research dictatorships and oppressive regimes around the world.
- Look at other examples of post-apocalyptic film and literature.
- Students draw and label a detailed map of District 12.
- Students create a map of Panem.
- Students create a 3D map of Panem using anything from plasticine to pasta.
- Discuss and write about the atmosphere in The Hunger Games. How does Collins set the tone and feel of District 12 and life there?
- Create a plot diagram for the novel.
- Use chapter questions to ensure comprehension.
- Use discussion questions to ensure students get the more subtle elements of the story.
- Students create a character chart with descriptions of important characters in The Hunger Games.
- Create a collage of images and symbols that represent aspects of a character’s life and personality.
- Create music playlists for characters from The Hunger Games. Include music that they might like and that represents aspects of their personality.
- Create a facebook page for one of the important characters from The Hunger Games.
- Create a twitter feed for one of the characters with tweets from various points in the story.
- Write a character sketch for one of the important characters.
- Create a theme collage with images and symbols representing one of the central messages in the text.
- Write theme statements for the novel.
- Write a post-card story that conveys a theme similar to one from The Hunger Games.
- Make connections between Panem and oppressive societies in our world today.
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