Well, we took a quick break from The Hunger Games today to look at some stuff going on in China. Well, in a couple classes we actually tied it in to The Hunger Games anyway. Junior Scholastic published an article about a village in China that was upset about the Chinese government taking their land.
The article mentioned China being a totalitarian, unlimited government. It mentioned human rights violations, and "the great firewall of China." China strictly limits the internet access of its people. The article mentions that China employs "tens of thousands of censors." In most classes, as soon as I mentioned (or Mr. Frantz mentioned) that China was doing this for many reasons - including limiting the contact among the people - students connected to the way the Capitol in The Hunger Games wouldn't allow interaction between districts for fear of an uprising.
To receive the extra credit points for today, read and discuss the blog with an adult. Then, on a scrap piece of paper, write the sentence: "Censorship is everywhere." Have the adult you read it with sign the paper. Make sure the student name is on as well.
Finally, Hunger Games fliers went out today. The sooner they can be signed and returned, the better.