We Remember on Memorial Day

We Remember... from www.hungergameslessons.com

In chapter 8 of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, the rebels come up with a series of propos--propaganda videos--to infiltrate the Capitol's air waves. One of the themes is for a series of "We Remember" propos that pay homage to the fallen tributes. Here's some trivia: Which character in Mockingjay came up with this idea? (See the end of this post for the answer.)

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Make a Video: If you have access to technology, have your students make "We Remember" videos for the characters who have lost their lives. This project can be done with any of the three novels in The Hunger Games trilogy. For a more detailed activity with handouts, you can download my Rebel Propos lesson. Also, here is an example of a "We Remember" video for Rue.

Writing Prompt: If you don't have access to technology, have your students write a script for a "We Remember" video. What would the narrator say about that tribute? Make sure they include the tribute's name, district, and details about that person. Some details will force the student to be creative since there may not be sufficient material from the text.

Common Core State Standards (from http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/W)

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details and well-structured event sequences.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.5 Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

Classroom Connections on Hunger Games Lessons

Answer to trivia: Fulvia


Share Your Love for Catching Fire & Be Featured in New Scholastic Book Trailer

Scholastic is inviting The Hunger Games trilogy fans to submit their own videos to YouTube to be considered for their new book trailers. You can watch the Scholastic video below for more details:

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Classroom Connection

Teachers: Integrate technology into your curriculum and assign this as a project for students. I've clipped the essentials in screenshots below and you can share this post with your students. The deadline is MAY 15th for all submissions. Students must be 13 years of age, have parental consent, and be a legal resident in one of the 50 states or D.C. Oh, and they can't use professional talent in it. ;)

Students: Follow these steps for a successful video.
1. Watch the Scholastic video above and read over the official terms at: bit.ly/catchingfirevideo

2. Pre-write what you want to include in your video. The prompts are (all images from the OfficialTHGBooks - Scholastic Books):
The Hunger Games: We all have our reasons. Mine is... {Scholastic book trailer contest}
The Hunger Games: We all have our reasons. Mine is...

I love The Hunger Games because... {Scholastic book trailer contest}
I love The Hunger Games because...

The best thing about Catching Fire is... {Scholastic book trailer contest}
The best thing about Catching Fire is...
Everyone should read Catching Fire because... {book trailer contest}
Everyone should read Catching Fire because...

3. Make sure to include your First Name and Home State in the video.

4. Video cannot exceed 15 minutes OR 2GB and must be in one of the following formats: .mov, .mpeg4, .avi, .wmv, .mpegps, .flv, 3GPP, or WebM. 

5. Submit your video in the comments section at www.youtube.com/OfficialTHGBooks OR e-mail it to thehungergamesbooktrilogy@gmail.com

Catching Fire book trailer contest terms
See the official terms at bit.ly/catchingfirevideo

May the odds be ever in your favor!

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