The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Lesson plans and teaching resources

Avoiding the Path to Panem
In this week-long unit, students use evidence from the text to infer what might have led to the creation of Panem. This downloadable free curriculum uses online resources including Glogster, requires agreement with (reasonable) Terms & Conditions.

Discussion Guide for The Hunger Games Trilogy
Booktalk and discussion questions for each novel, 8 questions for comparing the novels, historical and literary connections, related titles, and author biography. 12 pages, Adobe Reader required.

Hunger Games Fans are also 'Teaming Up Against Hunger'
How to host a food drive at your school.

The Hunger Games
A variety of reading strategies for the novel, including an anticipation guide, a graphic organizer focusing on cause and effect, vocabulary support, and more. Adobe Reader required for access.

The Hunger Games Unit
Study guide questions for chapters 1-7.

Hunger Games video writing prompts
The video clip is from the movie trailer. The prompt for grades 6-8 focuses on the concept of sacrifice; the one for 9-12, on political and social commentary.

Hunger Games vocabulary
Words are presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.

The Hunger Games Webquest
Four tasks to support study of the novel. The tasks are part of a webquest.

Novel Ideas: The Hunger Games Lesson Plan
Activities include pre-reading questions, mapmaking, advertising, writing a poem or song, writing a letter to the president, and more.

The Odds Ever in Your Favor: Ideas and Resources for Teaching The Hunger Games
A collection of approaches to the novel that use resources from The New York Times.

A Pre-Reading Activity for The Hunger Games
Students use the Visual Thesaurus to help them categorize words from the first chapter of The Hunger Games as a means to predict the novel's central themes. Then, after reading the chapter, students analyze those same words in the context of the novel.

Project-Based Learning Unit for The Hunger Games
A thorough set of resources, including project plan and calendar, entry events, workshops, rubrics, and a group contract. Theme was "Controlling Factors, … in which students learned about the global economic crisis of the pre-World War II era, how it led to the rise of totalitarianism, and the societal moral dilemmas that arose out of those conditions, and then drew parallels to similar fictional themes in the novel".

What is Dystopian Fiction?
This nonfiction article offers an overview of dystopian fiction and summaries of several well known dystopian works from Jules Verne to The Hunger Games .

What Makes a Hero?
This TED-ED video (4:34) outlines Campbell's monomyth or hero's journey, with special emphasis on Katniss Everdeen. Captioned, includes follow-up questions.