The questions at the beginning of class were "Is the government of Panem limited or unlimited? How do you know? What would life be like under the authority of President Snow?"
I also asked what students had heard about Friday's attacks.
We spent the day looking at the birth of ISIS. We compared Syria's "President" Assad to Panem's "President" Snow. We looked at the similarities and differences between the rebel groups.
We watched a 5 minute video on the Syrian Civil War, but in truth, the video took a lot longer than that, because I paused it and talked every 5 seconds.
If students want extra credit tonight, they need to watch and discuss the video with an adult. Hopefully there's an adult around that has 5-10 minutes to watch and discuss. If not, maybe an older brother or sister will do.
Here's the video:
After you're done watching and discussing, write me a paragraph about your discussion. Make sure your name, date, and hour are on the paper, then turn it in to me tomorrow.
If you have any questions, be sure to include those as well