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Added: July 1, 2014

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Visit the 13 Districts, pay tribute to your favorite… tributes, and explore the world of Panem!

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Hunger Games – Recommend a Book:

Find a book you would recommend to fans of the Hunger Games.

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Hunger Games – Volunteer as Tribute:

Katniss volunteered to compete in the Hunger Games in her sister’s place.

To earn points, tell us who you would volunteer to risk your life for.

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Hunger Games – Gender Representations:

Anita Sarkeesian explores gender representations, myths, and messages in popular culture in her vlogs. Watch her video about The Hunger Games Novel and Katniss Everdeen.

To earn points, tell us the name of the artist who created the fan art of Katniss and Peeta that was used in the video.

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Hunger Games – District Design:

Channel your inner Cinna! Choose a district and design an outfit for the tributes from that district to wear for the procession through the Capitol.

For inspiration, see how fashion designers have imagined Katniss’s fire dress.

To earn points, use these templates to create create your own, and submit a photo or scanned copy of your designs:

Female Tribute

Male Tribute

*Your submission will be reviewed by teen librarians before you are awarded points. 

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Hunger Games – Archery:

Katniss Everdeen’s power with the bow and arrow has made us all obsessed with archery!

To earn points, check out this article, and fill in the blank: “the oscillation of the arrow as it flies contributes to what’s called the archer’s _________.”

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Hunger Games – Build a Bow and Arrow:

Follow these Instructables to make your own bow and arrow using every day materials:

12 Craft sticks and 2 half-sticks
Craft cubes
1 Rubberband
1 Glue stick
1 Large straw for every 1 arrow

Hot glue
Tape

A well built bow and arrow can easily fire 50 – 70 feet, sometimes more!

To earn points, submit a picture of your bow and tell us how far it flew.

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Hunger Games – Cookieness Evereat:

Sesame Street’s Cookieness Evereat is back to play in the Hungry Games: Catching Fur. May the cookies be ever in your flavor.

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Hunger Games – FanFic:

Keep a journal for a character throughout his/her experience in the Hunger Games.

To earn points, submit at least 3 journal entries.

*Your submission will be reviewed by teen librarians before you are awarded points. 

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Hunger Games – Capitol Media:

In Catching Fire, the media blitz that Katniss and Peeta endure highlights the disparity between the politics of the Capitol and the reality of the Districts.

To earn points, read this article about what the Catching Fire movie has to say about TV news and media, and fill in the blank: “[Catching Fire] revolves around a storyline about people in power actively shaping media to appeal to our sensibilities in a way that maximizes profit and marginalizes __________.”

 

 

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Hunger Games – Draw a Political Cartoon:

The Hunger Games captures the tense politics of a dystopian future.

For this activity, create a fictional political cartoon that reflects life in Panem: the strained relationship between the Capitol and the Districts, the oppression of the people, or the looming revolution.

Learn more about political cartoons here.

To earn points, submit your political cartoon using the techniques of symbolism, exaggeration, labeling, analogy, and/or irony.

*Your submission will be reviewed by teen librarians before you are awarded points. 

 

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Hunger Games – Join the Resistance:

Join the Odds in Our Favor movement against economic inequality.

To earn points, show your support by submitting a photo of your 3 finger salute.

And if you’re feeling brave, upload your photo to the resistance!

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Hunger Games – Life Imitates Art:

Art and literature have real power to reflect, comment on, and impact our world.

In June 2014, news sources reported that anti-coup demonstrators are using the Mockingjay hand gesture made famous by The Hunger Games as a sign of resistance against the military coup in Thailand.

Read what the news has reported about about the influence of The Hunger Games and see images of the real-life Mockingjay salute:

New York Times

The Guardian

NPR

BBC

Wired

To earn points tell us: what are your thoughts on this literary symbol making its way to the real world?

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