For much of her life, Katniss has had to be independent to survive; at the same time, she is repeatedly put in situations where she must depend on others for her survival. How do those relationships define her personality? I hope you get a chance to add more. The central conceit — young children are forced to fight one another to the death for the entertainment of their parents — is explored freely in the writing, which helps to explain its wild popularity among adults as well as children. I want to read the stories and watch the movies over and over and over. How does it affect the tributes to know they are being manipulated to make the Games more exciting for sponsors and viewers? Students selected the tribute photos from.
Who is selected at the reaping? How do you know what you feel? Three biblical stories to set beside The Hunger Games: 1 Exodus 1: The story of the oppression of the Israelites in Egypt. What personality traits keep her going? What is the purpose of this? What evidence from the book led you to come to this conclusion? What other aspects of our popular culture do you see reflected in this story? How does the capital exercise control over its citizens? Chapter 17: 1 How does Cato express his extreme rage when he discovers the supplies were destroyed? Below in an excerpt of the questions. Turn me into some kind of monster that I'm not. How does this partnership differ from the other groups? When does Katniss first realize that Peeta really does care for her? Why do you think Cinna dressed them like this? How do those relationships define her personality? How does it affect the tributes to know they are being manipulated to make the Games more exciting for the gamblers and viewers? I think that Katniss is resentful of the country. The class bulletin board included tribute and district posters. How does Katniss save her sister from the reaping? Other students purchased Catching Fire on their own and read it outside of class. It asks questions about each book that really get you thinking about the story.
It asks questions about each book that really get you thinking about the story. How has this impacted her personality? Here is what we did: We joined together in a 30-Hour famine to raise money and awareness, had a book and Bible study, and served to address hunger issues in our area Greater Philadelphia, a part of our country with a great amount of food insecurity. What kind of person do you think Peeta is? When does she realize her own feelings for him? Are the people of Panem responsible for it? Just to entertain the people in the Capital. In addition to creating the artwork, students were required to name their artwork and write a brief description of it. Though I did like what Cinna designed for Katniss and Peeta. Especially when you don't always know where your next meal is coming from. The story revolves around Katniss Everdeen, a sixteen year-old who volunteers as tribute when her beloved younger sister, Prim, is chosen.
It was a very meaningful event. District Posters Students also created posters for each of the districts. As the author has stated in several interviews, its influences are many. Four elements of the story stand out. Young soldiers in Iraq face many dilemmas. What are your predictions for the third volume in the series? Consequently, she becomes more likely to receive gifts, and these gifts actually turn out to be vital to her survival. Robert Dykstra in a Pastoral Care of Adolescents course.
Compare the society in Panem the government, its tight control on the population, and the growing rebellion to others that you have studied or encountered in books or films. Collins followed The Hunger Games with additional best-sellers in the series— and —both of which were bestsellers. Personally, I think constantly being on camera made it harder for the tributes to come to gripes with their fate. Thanks for beginning that discussion. This first novel has been on the New York Times list for more than sixty weeks, and was named a New York Times notable book of 2008. Or is she putting on an act? I think Katniss kept a better idea of good, strong, human values and integrity than many of the people in her society. Why does she need to do this? They include the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, the author's experience with a father in the military, and her perception that, when watching television, the images of reality television and war were intermingling in her mind.
What happens to convince Haymitch that Peeta and Katniss might be fighters? Is he able to stay true to himself during the Games? Do you have a relationship like this in your own life? I was thrilled to see your post. When does Katniss first realize that Peeta does care for her and is trying to keep her alive? I think that all of her realtionships and her life in general has forced Katniss to grow up way faster than she probably wanted too. What can ordinary citizens do in response? What shape is he in? But Suzanne Collins explores the relationship between mutual need and independence with some care. Do you think Haymitch will be helpful as a mentor? How has this happened in real life historically? Is he able to stay true to himself during the Games? Moreover, he apparently burned bread deliberately to help Katniss, despite knowing he would be punished as a result. Are real world conflicts generational in this way?. First, a quick overview: The Hunger Games is set a century or so in the future in a totalitarian state called Panem which was once the United States.
What kind of people would devise this spectacle for the entertainment of their populace? In addition to collecting the tribute photos, students needed to create a slogan for their tribute and discuss their tribute's strengths. I think that when Peeta says this, he's letting Katniss and the reader know that he really is a decent person. I think Haymitch used the story to get ahead in the games. I think in the beginning when Katniss and Peeta are chosen as tributes it affects there realtionship because now Katniss thinks she's come up with a way to pay Peeta back. Seriously, how many times can you dress someone up as a cow? Note: It may represent multiple things. Finally, we served at a place called Feast of Justice in Philadelphia where they are committed to not only addresses hunger but also the issues that cause it. Students needed to note each district's geographic location, tell what resource they provide the nation of Panem, and include photos that symbolize each of the districts.
Over the next few days, I will post the rest of the questions along with other project ideas from my unit. How does Katniss feel about the country of Panem? What does he fear more than death? What qualities of her personality keep her going — her capacity for love? What advice does Gale give Katniss about surviving the games? Discussion Points The Hunger Games 1. The American Library Association listed The Hunger Games as the third most challenged book of 2010, citing excessive violence and sexual content unsuited to the age group. When I teach this unit again, I will give periodic due dates and conduct packet checks to be sure students are completing their reading packet. I teach 8th grade, but have students whose reading level range from 3rd to 12th grade. Discuss this phenomenon with respect to The Hunger Games. What do you think is the cruelest part of the Hunger Games? It would have been interesting to also know some of his personal history.
One that if it isn't exciting the Gamekeepers make exciting so that the people of the Capital stay involved. Describe the relationship between Gale and Katniss. Who do you think he believes to be the stronger competitor and why? Do you think this practice is fair? I tried to have them cover the range of students found in my classroom. GradeSaver, 6 December 2012 Web. Again, thanks for posting these as they are a great resource. Why do groups form in the beginning when they know only one of them will be able to survive? How do people reconcile the idea of buying something luxurious when other humans are suffering in the world? Postreading Activities Tribute Posters I had students play the role of Haymitch and create tribute propaganda posters to gain sponsors. They found the personal encounter with hunger their own rumbling stomachs to be a memorable experience of what many in the world face.