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Mrs. Castellanos from Oak Hills CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Death, Survival, and Oppression. Oh My! The Hunger Games Project

Help me give my students the gift of a modern and culturally relevant book!

  • $493 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My goal for my Collab freshman English class is to be a a safe place where at-risk students are exposed to contemporary, diverse literature. My wish is to provide my motivated students access to resources beyond the traditionally Western, white, male written literature. I want them to see themselves in the written works that make them feel empowered and ready to find out what variation of art and expression exists in the world.

I want to transform the way these students view reading, and I desire to push them to a place where they feel comfortable to grab a book, discuss it, and yearn for more.

Freshman year is such a developmentally impactful year for young adults who are carving out their personalities and futures. I want to guide them in the right direction using modern and culturally relevant resources.

My Project

I wish to provide my students a Hunger Games unit that will raise their interest and engagement with reading. I don't want to hear the phrase, "I don't like reading" anymore, because there are so many wonderfully engaging books that exist in the world. I want to give them access to a memorable text they can't put down.

With these books, I want to create an interactive unit in which students can be a part of a Hunger Games district, find parallels with current events, explore the idea of star-crossed lovers, and become involved with a book that they can't put down!

This has been a requested book from my personal library many times, and it is usually on the waiting list. Instead of making students wait for a book, it would be such an honor to explore the relevancy of it in our classroom.

Mrs. Castellanos
Grades 9-12
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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The Hunger Games • AKJ Education $8.78 40 $351.20

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