Friday, February 28, 2014

Classical Inspiration for The Hunger Games (part 2)

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.
1. Do Now: review context clues

2. Quiz 19: context clues

3. Homework Check: Leading the Way (TFK)

4. Read Chapter 4: pp. 48-60 (1:23:53-1:48:03)

5. Inspiration for The Hunger GamesWatch a video that illustrates various things that influenced Suzanne Collins in creating The Hunger Games:

  • classical inspiration: Theseus and the Minotaur, Roman gladiators
  • contemporary inspiration: reality TV, the war in Iraq (seeing violence on TV)

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

7. Reader's Theater: Theseus and the Minotaur: We will now read through a play that enacts a similar story to the one you just read. Many students will have a part to read. Click Here.

8. Video: Theseus and the Minotaur: If we have extra time, we will watch a video representation of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur.

9. Connecting The Hunger Games to the Greek Myth: After you have carefully read the myth, complete your exit slip. Be sure to go back to the text(s) to find evidence to use in your answers.

If you finish early: 
  • complete the challenge activities!
  • watch a video series about Theseus and the Minotaur: Part 1 / Part 2 / Part 3
  • play a Theseus vs. the Minotaur game: Click Here
  • view additional videos with Suzanne Collins: Click Here
  • read a book
  • work on TeenBiz3000

Homework: The Hunger Games Chapters 1-4 Analysis

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