Every Day is President's Day in Panem

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Every day is President's Day in Panem. Or, at least President Snow would like to be honored each day, it seems.

You can take this opportunity to discuss with your students the purpose of having a day to honor the office of the presidency and how that relates to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and especially Mockingjay.

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To start the conversation, ask your students:
1. Why do we have a "Presidents Day"? What are its origins? Who declared the holiday and why?
2. How do many Americans celebrate "Presidents Day"?
3. Would "Presidents Day" be celebrated the same way in Panem? Why or why not.
4. In what ways do the citizens of Panem "honor" their current and past leaders? Give examples from the novel(s).
5. Do you think the citizens of the Capitol have respect for and honor President Snow, or do so for another reason? Explain.

What additional questions would you ask your students? Post in the comments below.

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