"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The Hunger Games, Archery, and Racing to the Top

A major goal of PE is to introduce students to a variety of sports. In this spirit, it is exciting that archery has become so popular. According to “Archery coming to Frontier Middle School in Wentzville” (Feb 19), one of the motivations for including archery in school is The Hunger Games.
But the message of The Hunger Games was not to get good at shooting arrows. The message was the Capitol’s efforts to divert the districts’ attention from the source of their problems, the Capitol’s oppression, and to devote their energies to competing against each other in a cruel game of death.
Haymitch recognized this when he advised Katniss to “ …. remember who the enemy is” as she entered the arena for the second time.

Posted at: http://www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/stcharles/education/archery-coming-to-frontier-middle-school-in-wentzville/article_db0f3d50-c89a-589f-90e0-9d4bfe3f5172.html?mode=comments

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