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. 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. Geography. Regions. Governmental power. Civic disobedience. Propaganda. Economics. 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:
The Odds Ever in Your Favor: Ideas and Resources for Teaching The Hunger Games
Great article with ideas, suggestions, and resources for using the book as a learning tool.
Hunger Games Unit
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.
Lesson plans and teaching resources
A sweet list of 13 lessons, links, and materials
The Hunger Games Challenge
Students use evidence from the text to infer what might have led to Panem, the postapocalyptic world of The Hunger Games with free download.
The Hunger Games
From Schmoop – the easy to use, 21st century version of Cliff Notes.
And a few extra bonus bits:
Virtual Tour of Panem’s Capital
Interactive and engaging.
Hunger Games – Lesson plans, worksheets, and handouts
A quick History Tech post from 2012 just before the first Hunger Games movie was released. Some sweet Panem maps.
Pop Culture, Hunger Games, and Geography
The first HistoryTech Hunger Games conversation.