The Hunger Games Challenge

Students use evidence from the text to infer what might have led to Panem, the postapocalyptic world of The Hunger Games.

Students will also:

  • Use primary source documents found through research to support their analyses.
  • Communicate and inform others about what they've learned and how it applies to our world.
  • Check in with experts in the field who provide feedback on the students' projects.

Final Project

Students will write an informative essay analyzing the evidence of a social, political, or environmental issue that may have led to Katniss' world.

Explore Panem with Director and Co-Screenwriter Gary Ross

How to Write a Story

Gary Ross gives his tips for crafting a compelling and engaging story.

Directing The Hunger Games

Gary Ross gives an overview of the thought process he used in directing The Hunger Games.

Surviving High School

Gary Ross talks about using school time to learn about your interests and discover new ones.