Hunger Games: Districts and Linear Functions

GeoSTEM
ELL
Lesson Plan Content
Description: 
The year is 2096. Panem, is the country that rose up out of the ashes of a place that was once called North America. Panem is the result of drastic climate change that brought drought, storms, fires, encroaching seas that swallowed up much of the land, and a brutal war for the few resources that remained. In Panem, each of the 12 Districts must furnish the Capitol with natural resources. This look at a future world through the popular novel, Hunger Games, provides an engaging dystopic scenario through which students analyze regional resources through charts, tables, graphs, linear functions, and algebraic equations. This lesson contains strategies for diverse learners.
Author: 
Lacey Fredette
Grade Range: 
8
Duration: 
2 class periods
Lesson Materials
Teacher Instructions: 
Materials to Assist Teachers and English Language Learners: 
Standards
Arizona Geography Concepts: 
1: The World in Spatial Terms
National Geography Standards: 
4: The physical and human characteristics of places
5: That people create regions to interpret Earth's complexity