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The Hunger Games - Novel Study and Movie Adaptation

In this 7-week course, let's join Katniss as she becomes tribute in the Hunger Games the book and then find out what they changed (or didn't change) for the movie. And may the odds be ever in your favor!
Paul Kopulos
145 total reviews for this teacher
2 reviews for this class
Completed by 3 learners
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$15 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 7 weeks
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Students will learn the following:
   The Hero’s Journey
   Character Analysis
   Identifying story elements
   Tone, Mode, Setting, Point of View (book vs. movie)
   Cause and Effect
   Making Predictions
   Making Inferences
   Making Connections 
These are optional, but they will give readers a better understanding of the book. Students will complete worksheets (questions and vocabulary) each week. They can then be returned for assessment if needed. Even though these worksheets are not required, they will help students during the live discussions.  
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Students will need to have a physical, digital, or audio copy of the book The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. At this time, no streaming service has the movie. You can rent/buy from Apple TV or Amazon Prime. 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 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The Hunger Games 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., 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. Everything we discuss will be at an age appropriate level.


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

About Me

Looking back on my early years of learning, what stands out most in my memories are the subjects I found joy in, the teachers who made learning a delightful experience, and the freedom to explore topics that fascinated me. These are the very... 
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