Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hunger Games Violence and Emotion

IWBAT explain why violence is used in The Hunger Games and evaluate whether the violence is justified.

1. Do Now:
  • Part 1: Past Tense or Present Perfect Tense: Click Here
  • Part 2: Type in the Correct Tense (Mixed Review): Click Here
  • Part 3 (if you finish early):  Play a jeopardy review game: Click Here

2. Take a Survey: Click Here

3. Replaying the Violence of The Hunger Games:
  • Reread this passage from Chapter 17 (pp. 224):
         Cato has finished the first phase of his tantrum and take out his anger on the smoking remains by kicking open various containers. The other tributes are poking around in the mess, looking for anything to salvage, but there's nothing. The boy from District 3 has done his job too well. This idea must occur to Cato, too, because he turns on the boy and appears to be shouting at him. The boy from District 3 only has time to turn and run before Cato catches him in a headlock from behind. I can see the muscles ripple in Cato's arms as he sharply jerks the boy's head to the side.
        It's that quick. The death of the boy from District 3.
  • Watch this clip from the movie, recounting Rue's death:

  • Answer the following questions about violence in The Hunger Games:

3. Desensitization:
  • Desensitization is feeling less emotion as you see more of it (e.g., violence).
  • Watch this clip in which Suzanne Collins describes desensitization:

  • Read what Jennifer Lawrence (who plays Katniss in the movie) said about desensitization in The Hunger Games:
This is what our society could be like if we became desensitized to trauma and to each other’s pain.” The viewers in the Capital do not see the children as people; they see them as characters in a play. They don’t care that one by one they are dying. Their pain is ignored.
  • Watch a video about how the actors in The Hunger Games film defend the violence used:
  • Read an article about the violence in The Hunger Games: Click Here

4. Discuss Violence in the Community and Violence in The Hunger Games

5. Exit Slip: Click Here

Homework: WC 1.2 (Grammar) Review

Remember to study for your weekly skills quiz tomorrow! You can practice by completing the following activities at home:

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