Updated: November 14, 2014 with links to Hunger Games lesson plans and resources with a focus on social justice. Past Posts: March 26, 2012 I added with links to lessons plans and more maps.
September 2, 2010 focusing on geography —— If you’ve been under a rock for the last few years and haven’t heard, The Hunger Games trilogy is kind of a big deal. The books and movies have created quite a buzz.
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For my son, Harry Potter was a huge part of his growing up. But for many of today’s tweeners and teens, including my daughter, The Hunger Games series is the storyline that has been part of their growing up years. And with the second movie coming out in a few months, you can take advantage of the intense interest to introduce a wide variety of social studies topics into your instruction. Governmental power.
Civic disobedience. Supply and demand. The list seems endless. But if you’re stuck a bit coming up with specifics, check out some of the lesson plans, resources, activities, and worksheets listed below: Start here. Has gone commercial a bit but you can still find nice stuff like The Hunger Games to The Lottery.
Great article with ideas, suggestions, and resources for using the book as a learning tool. An entire unit on the Teachers Pay Teachers site. Extensive resources. You’ll have to decide for yourself whether it’s worth the $15.99 asking price.
A sweet list of 13 lessons, links, and materials A bit tongue in cheek but love the idea. Find even more when you use. Compare with actual. Students use evidence from the text to infer what might have led to Panem, the postapocalyptic world of The Hunger Games with free download. From Scholastic. They’re trying to sell books but still some nice stuff here.
Be sure to check out their From Schmoop – the easy to use, 21st century version of Cliff Notes. And a few extra bonus bits: Interactive and engaging. (pdf) (pdf) A quick History Tech post from 2012 just before the first Hunger Games movie was released.
Some sweet Panem maps. The first HistoryTech Hunger Games conversation.
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Most picked the colonial kids 🙂 Basically, take away electricity, and today’s kids would lose every time. Came down to a difference between what one could find out, vs, what one could do. Very interesting assignment actuallyshowed today’s kids have potential, but without that little computer today’s kids can’t do much of anything. Put me in a situation where I need the folks around me to help me survive, I am not taking the guy who can write teh best paragraph or score the highest on the standardized test. Glennw Paul, Just read an article this morning describing how the current school environment discourages the making of stuff, of being creative.
Nothing really new – standardized testing and a focus on content kills problem solving skills. That’s why your idea sounds so awesome! It forces kids to solve problems and recognize strategies that don’t work. Kudos my friend! (And, yes, I love my daughter but she would not stand a chance in an sort of contest vs. 18th century teenagers!) glennw.
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The Hunger Games Literature Guide Novel Teaching Unit Bundle with Lessons Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) - Digital Download This is a comprehensive literature guide for the entire novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. It correlates with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for grades 6-12 in English Language Arts, including reading literature and reading informational, writing, speaking and listening, and language. Appropriate for grades 6-12 (recommended for ages 12 and up). It is currently one of the best selling products of all-time on TeachersPayTeachers. Typically, this unit will take 4-6 weeks if you are reading it aloud and having discussions in your classroom. However, I included enough material (assessments, activities) to last an entire semester, if needed. I use the materials for differentiation and changing my unit year after year to keep it fresh.
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