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Collins' Hunger Games takes over Brookland Middle School

BROOKLAND, AR (KAIT)-  128 Brookland Middle School students took part in a "Hunger Games" Field Day Wednesday.

As a result of the popularity of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins among students at Brookland Middle School, Preston Despain, BMS P.E. teacher, and Stacey McGee, BMS literacy teacher, collaborated and designed The Hunger Games Field Day. McGee said, "The students were requesting it, purchasing it in book fairs. Requesting to read it in the book clubs and so we decided that we would collaborate and do one big unit on the Hunger Games."

The day started at 9 am for the "reaping." After competing in physical and mental exercises in the games portion of the day, the students were crowned in the BMS cafeteria for the Capitol Award Ceremonies.

McGee also said they incorporated the core curriculum standards into the competitions. The fifth grade literacy teacher said, "Science, social studies, literacy, math, everything actually. We have taken the novel, we have researched the novel, we've researched utopian communities, various rules and regulations."

Brookland Middle School teachers are preparing to implement the Common Core Standards that require clearer guidelines for cross-curriculum instruction, like the content in The Hunger Games Field Day.

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