May 19

The Hunger Games

Welcome to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins!
This webpage has been constructed to help you understand the novel. It also contains resources for teachers.

The trailer from the film

The full audiobook can be found here.

The Hunger Games at a glance (Cliffnotes)

The full Cliffnotes (summary, character notes and chapter summaries) can be found here.

The Hunger Games website (Scholastic). This site contains the book trailer and film trailer, Chapters 1 and 2 online, author interview, games and an online forum for readers.

The Hunger Games Facebook page

The Hunger Games wiki (trailers, factions, characters etc.)

10 things you didn’t know about The Hunger Games

The author, Suzanne Collins:

Here is a series of film clips where Suzanne Collins explains the background and meaning of The Hunger Games. (The videos follow through in sequence.)

Interview 1 – What is the Hunger Games about? Where did you get the idea for The Hunger Games?

Interview 2 – When did you first discover you wanted to write? How did you get your first book published?

Interview 3 – How do you research and plan a story? How long does it take to write a book?

Interview 4 – What are the best and worst things about being an author? Do you have any advice for kids who want to write?

Interview 5 – Can you share any writing mistakes you have made that students can learn from?

Suzanne Collins answers questions about The Hunger Games.

A virtual tour of Panem’s Capitol

Character map (Cliff notes)

Characters (Lessonbucket)

Themes and issues

More books like The Hunger Games


Teacher Guides:

Scholastic Reading Group Guide – discussion questions

Discussion Guide (Scholastic – 12 p.)

Cliff Notes – conversation starters

Activities (part of a WebQuest)

Study questions for chapters 

Scholastic teacher page – Reproducible Crossword, find a word, trivia questions

Teaching ideas for The Hunger Games (New York Times)

An advertising project based on the novel (Handout)

Gender empowerment in the novel (handout – great to study characters)

Study guide for the movie

Writing essays about The Hunger Games (includes topics)

A sample essay plan

What faults are there in the film? Find out here. (Swearing blocked out)

9 changes from the book to the movie (contains swearing)

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