The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Novel Study and Movie Adaptation

In this 5-week course, let's go back to Panem and the 75th Anniversary of the Hunger Games. We will join Katniss and Peeta on their victory tour, but is it all good? Then we find out what was changed (or didn't change) for the movie.
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Students will improve their understanding of various parts of a novel such as Point of View (POV), Setting, Plot, Cause and Effect, Symbolism, Theme, Plot, Tone, and Mode. They will learn cause and effect while discussing a character's decisions in the novel. Students will get a better understanding of why screenwriters, directors, and actors make changes from books to movies. 
Although homework is optional, I will include vocabulary to help the understanding of the novel. For those interested, I will put some assignments in the classroom covering what we went over that week. If you or your student would like more, please let me know and I can provide some. 
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Students will need to have a physical, digital, or audio copy of the book The Hunger Games - Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins. As for the movie, Hulu is streaming it, or you can purchase/rent a copy from Apple TV or Amazon Prime (not required for class). The movie is rated PG-13.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The Hunger Games - Catching Fire is a book with many meanings and messages. Although this is a dystopian novel, the problems it reflects can be seen in our current society (i.e., rebellion, desensitization to violence on tv, reality tv shows that blur the lines between real human suffering and being removed from the game, war, famine, haves vs. have-nots). The book has violent scenes where kids have to kill kids, but the scenes are not there to glamorize the violence. The violence is there to demonstrate the terrible world these kids inhabit. We may touch on the violence, but we are going to be looking past the violence and focus more on the personal morals and issues of the characters and the society where they live. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me.


Paul Kopulos
Lives in the United States
Weird and Interesting History, Story Creation, Novel Study, and Dogs, Dogs, Dogs.
130 total reviews
68 completed classes

About Me

Looking back on my early years of learning, what I remember most are the subjects I enjoyed, teachers who made learning fun, and getting to study what I wanted. This is what I love about homeschooling my kids. I get to teach them what they are... 
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