Hey guys! So I’m not sure if anyone else is as excited as I am….but there is less than a MONTH (that’s 29 days) UNTIL CATCHING FIRE COMES OUT IN THEATRES!!!! And guess where we will be? Boston. How many times do you get to go to the movies in Boston and see Catching Fire? Once. We have to go (or I might cry).
Anyways, I have been working on a cross-curricular unit for my Reading 430 class and was given the task of a Social Networking Assignment. My chosen book is none other than “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins. I am in LOVE with this book and plan to use it in my classroom someday so I base a lot of my projects around it. Hope you enjoy!
Districts Divided Assignment
1. Students will be divided into groups to represent the different districts like that in Suzanne Collins, “The Hunger Games.”
2. Within each district the students will develop a government and be given these questions to answer.
How did you determine what type of government your District will adapt?
What is your District’s name?
Was there a designated leader before a voting process?
What type of precautions will you take to prevent an outside attack?
If you feel threatened by another district, how will you react?
What type of benefits are given to citizens, if any?
3. Students will create a basic list of rules that their District is to abide by.
4. Students will create a blog on “wordpress.com” with the title of their District.
5. Each student will be required to post on this blog twice a week. Each blog should aim for a minimum of 200 words. Posts may include but are not limited to:
Personal wants and needs that are fulfilled/unfulfilled by the government.
Fears within their District.
Every day life (activities, meals, duties, hardships).
Reaction to other citizens (classmates) posts.
6. After the first post, students will explore the other District’s posts and comment on at least two outside District posts.
7. A brief 300-450 word reflection paper will be assigned at the conclusion of this Unit.
8. This activity is meant to compare and contrast individual perceptions of an ideal or imaginary government while interacting productively with others.