The Hunger Games - Context

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Lesson explaining the context of The Hunger Games

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The Hunger Games - Context

  1. 1. The Hunger Games LO: To understand the context and themes of the novel
  2. 2. Inspiration • Research Theseus and the Minotaur on the Internet. • Come up with a synopsis of the story • Synopsis - a summary of the Greek Myth. • Make sure you include all the relevant facts.
  3. 3. Theseus and the Minotaur
  4. 4. Hinge Questions • What were the stimuli for The Hunger Games? • How did these shape the themes of the novel?
  5. 5. Chapter 1 • Let’s read chapter 1 together. • Volunteers? • How does The Hunger Games link to the story of Theseus and the Minotaur?
  6. 6. Chapter 1 • What do you think Katniss will do next?
  7. 7. Predictions • Think back to the stimuli Suzanne Collins used to create The Hunger Games. • Use these stimuli to make a prediction about what might happen to Katniss once she enters the Hunger Games?
  8. 8. Extension: Katniss Think of three questions you would ask Suzanne Collins at this point in the novel. Write your three questions down.
  9. 9. Post-it Note Plenary Write down at least one thing you have learned about The Hunger Games today Stick your post-it on the white board as you leave the lesson.
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