The tween novels in "The Hunger Games" series -- and the popular movies -- offer opportunities for educators in rural regions to implement place-based strategies to engage students, according to Amy Price Azano, a professor of adolescent literacy at Virginia Tech. In this blog post, she writes the series -- in which the heroine is from a region previously known as Appalachia -- "provides teachers with an ideal opportunity to wed an engaging and popular young adult novel with a rural heroine to an English curriculum that might seem otherwise irrelevant."
How teachers can tap into place-based strategies in lessons
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