Cultural Geography Final
By: Sadie Drouin, period G
The Hunger Games and how it relates to our class...
Unit 1 Enduring Understanding
Geography and globalization influence where, how, and why people live where they do.
District 1- Responsible for Luxury items
District 2 - Responsible for Masonry for the Government
District 3- Responsible for Technology
District 4- Responsible for fishing, for food
District 5- Responsible for Panem's power
District 6- Responsible for Transportation vehicles
District 7- Responsible for Lumber
District 8- Responsible for Textiles
District 9- Grain
District 10- Livestock
District 11- Agriculture
District 12- Coal mining
Because of it's water rich land, District 4 is responsible for Panem's fish supply.
Because of it's land filled with trees, District 7 is responsible for Panem's lumber supply for it's architecture.
Because of rich soil, District 11 is responsible for Panem's vegetable and fruit supply.
How Panem is a Globalized world...
For a world to have Globalization, it must have 4 main factors; Culture, Environment, Technology, and Economy. In each District, there is a community and within the community, there is a culture. What is culture, one may ask. Well, culture is the the foundation of the world. Within culture there is language, clothing, literature, cuisine, and more. In The Hunger Games, since there are many districts, the cultures may clash creating conflict between the small "nations". For the technology aspect, no matter how poor a nation is, they always know what is happening in the capital because of the huge screens that broadcast updates for the districts, much like the news stations we have today. The economy in The Hunger Games, is slightly different than how it is today- it strictly relies on trade. As for the environment aspect, each district has a different environment, like how District 4 is water based and how District 7 is forest based, affecting the different exports.
Unit 2 Enduring Understanding
Humans migrate, create cultural mosaics and balance the force of cooperation and conflict between differing people.
"Migration" in the Hunger Games
How people in The Hunger Games create conflicts and cooperation
Unit 3 Enduring Understanding
Exploitation over natural resources and interactions between major belief systems may create conflict.
Exploitation over natural resources
With this in mind this makes one question the values and beliefs of the capital vs. the districts. The citizens of the capital only have to worry about getting the trendiest item available. However, districts like Katniss's have to worry about surviving- getting enough food, water, clothing, or even shelter. A specific time where this was true was when the capital was preparing for the games. Katniss was walking to her suite with Effie, Haymitch, and Peeta, when she saw a capital family. As a present, the children were given toy swords in honor of the Hunger Games. This family saw the Games as a game. They weren't able to comprehend that the games are more than just a game- it's surviving.
Unit 4 Enduring Understanding
People are parts of groups that lose power over time, creating different individual rights and varying degrees of freedom.
Power gained and lost between groups
Another way the power shifts...
Hunger Games and the real world, continued...
The Bakery in district 12
Although it's known for it's mining, 12 also has places in which coal isn't involved.
Coal mining in 12
The main export in 12
Districts vs. States
Is this society attainable on Earth?
The state that is mostly responsible for the United States granite supply
The game show in which people compete in athletic challenges.
The state that is mostly responsible for the United States potato supply.
The Hunger Games and my life
Unit 1 Similarites
Unit 3 Similarities
Hunger Games and my classes
In group work , each person has a different background which helps us be able to bounce ideas off of each other, like how in the area tributes were able to work together in multiple ways because they were from different districts and they had different attributes.