A fun, interactive, ongoing simulation activity to keep students personally invested and engaged while you study The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, or Mockingjay.
This activity is intended as an ongoing simulation that could take over a month to complete, but it can also be played like a board game during a class period or two. In this game, students will experience the Reaping (with all it's beautiful unfairness), enter the Hunger Games, take on other tributes, try to get sponsors, and face either death or glory (the "death" completely pretend, and the "glory" mostly pretend.)
As the students pick one another off in silly competitions like "Arm Wrestling to the Death" and "Rock Paper Scissors to the Death," the "dead" tributes are expected to wear a cool sign that says "I Was Killed in the Hunger Games" and write a creative short story about their part in the imaginary games. The eventual victor will win a fun prize. (Last year it was a boxed-set of the HG trilogy; this year it's a movie ticket to see The Hunger Games in the theater on opening night!)
This is a great activity if you're teaching one of the three novels right now. But it could also be a fun activity to do even if you're NOT teaching the novel--playing this simulation game in March (along with the upcoming movie) could be a great way to get your struggling readers interested in reading three great novels!
My students have a blast with this. I'm teaching The Hunger Games right now, and the whole school is abuzz about the twenty-four "tribute" students competing in the simulation. They all gather to watch each day's "Challenge," cheer on the winner, and console the unfortunate "dead" tribute. Lots of fun!
Everything you will need to run this game is included here in easy-to-print PDF format. Download the FREE preview to get a taste of the materials included here.
If you are teaching The Hunger Games right now, check out my other related products:
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Happy Hunger Games!
Enjoy! And don't forget to WRITE A REVIEW!
Created by Arik Durfee