Through Suzanne Collin’s enthralling and harrowing tale of survival and fighting for what is right in Hunger Games, students will learn:
Author Biography: Learn more about Suzanne Collins.
Before-You-Read Activities: Learn about archery, medicinal and edible wild plants, timeline, gladiatorial fights, Utopias and dystopias.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Flashback, exposition, simile, metaphor, ethnocentrism, dramatic irony, perspective, cliff-hanger, comic relief, syntax, parallelism, repetition, paradox, foreshadowing, synonym, in-context, pacing, juxtaposition, paraphrase, antonyms, theme, dramatic structure, conflict, dynamic vs. static characters, motif, point-of-view.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Self-sacrifice, forgiveness, self-control, purity of self, do unto others as you would have them do to you, trusting God, killing, fairness, injustice, hope & peace, lying, self-honesty, vanity, Christ-figure, moral foundations of power.
Activities and Writing Assignments: including mapping, experience poem, reaction paper, self-control discussion, communication & insults, burn treatments, killer bees, injustice, business plan, migrant labor, favorite location, childhood memory, eulogy, legend of minotaur, love, distrust, Roman gladiators, new point of view, WWI treaties, names, medical first aid, defiance.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, Hunger Games. Movie suggestions included.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!
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Printed Workbook Format
- Large 8.5×11 format is convenient to read and easy on the eyes
- Every question has plenty of whitespace for student’s answers
- Encourages neat and clean handwriting practice
- Easily transports without the need for a laptop or other expensive equipment
- Provides a permanent record of the student’s work
- Convenient, removable answer key included for the teacher!