Monday, February 23, 2015

Blog Entry 5

Write a reflection on one of the following 2 topics:
  1. Describe how the Hunger Games Trilogy can be seen as Dystopian fiction. Make sure to incorporate the required reading (Chapter 6 by Henthorne) and the lecture by Dr. Carpenter.
  2. What is the relationship to/ influence of text/ television on society? Make sure to include the reading (Chapter 5 by Henthorne) and compare the film The Condemned with The Hunger Games Trilogy in your reflection. Blog is due by Sunday, March 1, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blog Entry 4

Which one of the three books did you like the most or least? Why? You must be specific and elaborate on why you liked/ disliked the book. What did you like about it? Character development, storyline, ending, … Blog is due by Sunday, Feb. 22, 9 p.m.



 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Blog Entry 3: Catching Fire - Book and Film

In this Blog entry, please compare and contrast the second book with the film. You can either focus on a few similarities and differences between the book and the film or on one aspect of both, either storyline, characters, staging, portrayal of capitol and district 12, etc. Another option would be to compare the first with the second book. Blog is due by Sunday, Feb. 15, 9 p.m.
Images Source: 
www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/catching-fire-0
http://www.lionsgate.com/movies/catchingfire/

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Blog Entry 2: The book and the film

In this Blog entry, please compare and contrast the first book with the film. You can either focus on a few similarities and differences between the book and the film or on one aspect of both, either storyline, characters, staging, portrayal of capitol and district 12, etc. Blog is due by Sunday, Feb. 8, 9 p.m.

Images Source: 
www.scholastic.com/teachers/book/hunger-games
http://www.lionsgate.com/movies/hungergames

Friday, January 30, 2015

Blog Entry 1: Why this course?

Why did you choose this class? What are you hoping to accomplish in the course? What is your favorite character of The Hunger Games and why? Blog is due by Sunday, February 1, by 9 pm.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Which Hunger Games Character Are You

From Katniss to Cato,
find out which 'Hunger Games'
character best matches your personality.
Take the Quiz!
http://www.zimbio.com/quiz/CJQlMz7dD4A/Hunger+Games+Character

 

Learning Objectives


Learning Objectives: Through close readings and critical analysis of the 3 books, the students will explore the wonderful world of "The Hunger Games," discussing various themes using multiple disciplines (literature, political science, philosophy, religious studies, sociology, film studies, music, psychology, and more). They will improve their reading, writing and speaking skills and at the same time develop the analytical skills needed for a better understanding and an in-depth interpretation of the myriad of topics touched upon by the trilogy. We will use the content of the books to discuss relevant issues in our society today (war, poverty, starvation, freedom, democracy, oppressions, rebellion, environmental problems, and more). The students will also improve their writing skills by creating their own blogs and composing weekly blog entries to specific prompts on various topics and from various perspectives.


The Learning Objectives will be met through close readings of the 3 books and various secondary sources, through daily discussions and guest lectures, writing weekly Blog entries, a symposium style oral presentation at the end of semester, midterm and final exams, and one long research paper.