Fresh off the Hunger Games movie, we knew the school year was going to start off with a flurry of interest in the book. Even though we had many copies, we knew the series would fly off the shelves, so we made a read-alike display. Using a movie reel, a Hunger Games poster and DVD box, we pulled similar dystopian-themed titles. This display was emptied almost everyday with kids snatching up the books – luckily this is a well-stocked genre!
As part of our school-wide Common Core emphasis, I featured a little vocabulary definition on the backside of the display:
an imaginary place where people lead dehumanized and often fearful lives.
One thought on “Hunger Games: the Dystopian genre”
There’s a new Dystopian book I think your high school kids may like called “When the Chips Are Down”