The Hunger Games – Stress Management

During a unit on the dystopian novel, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, I would include this conversation by Epictetus about stress management. I would introduce this quote after reading Chapter 2, at which point Katniss volunteers to take her sister’s place at the reaping. This is the first of many situations in which Katniss and the secondary characters respond to stress with courage and determination. I would use this novel and the conversation in conjunction with a character analysis activity, where students demonstrate understanding of how the characters in the novel respond to the stress in their lives.

Level: Secondary English/Language Arts

Subject Area: American Literature

Author: Tiffany Heitman



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