Hunger Games Teacher Guide
When my class is studying The Hunger Games, I like to think of myself as
a sort of Hunger Games Teacher Guide, one who helps lead students on a
journey of discovery. It is almost like being a guide at a museum, only
your audience is rabidly interested in the displays. Because students
are so enthusiastic about reading The Hunger Games, a teacher can play a
different role from that usually assumed during a novel study.
As a Hunger Games teacher guide, my first job is to direct student to
the many historical connections evoked by The Hunger Games. I guide them
towards historical examples of repressive regimes. I direct their
attention towards historical systems of exploitation, and show how the
District citizens are similar to populations of the past.
As a Hunger Games teachers guide, I also direct my students towards
current connections. There are many examples of repressive regimes and
exploitive systems in the world today. A Hunger Games teacher guide can
help students develop a global awareness and interest. A teacher guide
can also help students recognize examples of repression and exploitation
in their own lives. Discovering these personal connections is the final
role of the Hunger Games teacher guide.
It is always important to help students develop personal connections
with texts. To accomplish this, teachers try to show the greater context
of literature, both current and historical. Teachers also help students
discover and examine the central themes of a text. Themes, the messages
within a text that say something about being human, are ultimately what
make literature significant and beloved. A good Hunger Games teacher
guide can help students tackle the important themes of the novel.
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