Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Classical Inspiration for The Hunger Games

IWBAT connect The Hunger Games to the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, in order to explain what inspired Suzanne Collins to write The Hunger Games.

Theseus slaying the Minotaur

1. Meet the Author: Watch a video that introduces the author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins. Then, answer the questions that follow.
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2. Classical Inspiration: Watch a video that describes what inspired her story in The Hunger Games. Then answer the questions that follow.

3. Contemporary Inspiration: Watch a video about other, more modern things that have inspired Suzanne Collins to write her story. Then answer the questions that follow.

4. Desensitization: Watch a video in which Suzanne Collins describes what she thinks about all the violence in her stories.

5. Responses to the Book: Watch one last video to learn about how people have responded to The Hunger Games series.

6. Theseus and the Minotaur: Now that you know more about what has inspired Suzanne Collins' stories, you will read the Greek myth that she referenced: Click Here

7. Connecting The Hunger Games to the Greek Myth: After you have carefully read the myth, respond to the analysis questions below. Be sure to go back to the text to find evidence to use in your answers. Your exit slip is on the second page of this form.

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  • view additional videos with Suzanne Collins: Click Here

Homework: Context Clues


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