Hunger Games, The - Study Guide

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Grade Range: 8-12

English/Language Arts Credit: 1/4 Credit

Setting: Dystopian North America

Genre: American Literature

Page Count: 56 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 10 weeks

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A post war-torn dystopian North America has collapsed after a series of apocalyptic events, and Panem, made up of 13 districts and the Capitol, has risen from the ruins.
Almost 75 years ago, the districts rebelled against the oppressive rule of the Capitol, resulting in the total annihilation of District 13 and even tighter control of the remaining 12 districts. It also gave rise to the Hunger Games, an annual event in which one boy and one girl are selected from each district as "tributes" for the Games. (reminiscent of the Greek legend of Theseus & the Minotaur) The 24 tributes are put into an advanced gladiatorial arena, where the children must fight to the death over a number of days as the Games are televised across Panem for the viewing entertainment of the Capitol and as a brutal reminder to the districts of exactly who is in charge.
Enter Katniss Everdeen, who provides for her mother and sister by hunting and gathering with her friend Gale outside the fence that surrounds District 12, a coal mining town in the coal-rich region formerly known as Appalachia. When Katniss' young sister Prim is chosen as a tribute, Katniss volunteers to take her place, to save her sister from certain death. With Peeta, the boy chosen from District 12, Katniss is taken to the Capitol to enter the Hunger Games. Katniss begins to rise as a contender, and people take notice. But can she win when she must choose between her survival and her humanity?
An intense look at self-sacrifice at all costs.

Progeny Press' Hunger Games English/Language Arts curriculum will provide your High School grade student with:

English/Language Arts credit: This is a one-quarter credit high school level Literature curriculum.
Author Biography: Learn more about Suzanne Collins.
Before-You-Read Activities: Study archery, medicinal and edible wild plants, timeline, gladiatorial fights, Utopias and dystopias.
Vocabulary: Enhance your understanding and mastery of the novel's vocabulary through a variety of stimulating activities designed to improve retention and vocabulary growth.
Literary Techniques: Dive into the world of literary devices with an exploration of techniques such as 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, and point-of-view.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Explore the moral lessons and character values woven throughout the narrative, including 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, and moral foundations of power.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Engage in a wide range of activities and writing assignments that foster creativity and critical thinking. These include 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, and  defiance.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  Expand your reading horizons with 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 Progeny Press' Language Arts unit lessons are written from a Christian worldview!

Features and Benefits of a Progeny Press ELA study guide

Printed Workbook Format

  • Large 8.5x11 format is convenient to read and easy on tired teenage high school student's eyes
  • Every question in our novel unit study has plenty of whitespace for high school level 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
  • Complete, removable answer key included for the teacher to make grading simple!

CD Format

  • Provides the study guide in universally compatible PDF format (works on Mac AND Windows)
  • No costly software purchases necessary
  • Our PDF Study Guide should be opened with the FREE Adobe Reader program. With the interactive feature, students have the capability of entering their answers directly on the computer and saving their work in progress.
    Note: Mobile Devices/Tablets may require alternative app that supports and saves fillable form fields.
  • Or choose to conveniently print what you need, when you need it:
    • Print the whole ELA PDF guide at once
    • Print single literature lessons or pages as the student completes them
    • Print multiple copies of the entire curriculum study guide for classroom sets
  • PDF format makes it easy to use with multiple students
  • Complete answer key PDF file included for the teacher!

Formatted with your High School grade student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and refines their critical analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved using Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools around the world for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award • Great American Read #40 • 2008 Cybils Award winner • California Young Reader Medal • Hal Clement Award • Andre Norton Award nominee • Hebrew Geffen Award winner • New York Times Best Seller • NPR’s top 100 teen novels

Extra Information

Brand:
Progeny Press
Recommended Grade Level:
8-12
Setting:
North America, dystopia, futuristic/post-apocalyptic
Genre:
American Literature, Science Fiction
Study Guide Page Count:
72 pages
Study Guide Author:
Rebecca Gilleland
For the Book By:
Suzanne Collins
Workbook ISBN:
9781586096540
CD ISBN:
9781586096557