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In order to make it easy for teachers and students to participate in On the Same Page, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will provide copies of The Hunger Games to schools. Teen Librarians from your local branch library are available to present book talks or lead discussions in the classroom. To get involved, follow these steps:

  • Teachers who would like multiple copies of The Hunger Games should have an active Educator Card from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County. For information about obtaining or renewing an Educator Card, please contact your local library or Circulation Services at 513-369-6913.
  • Contact Teen Librarian Martha Camele by phone: 513-369-6960 or email to reserve a collection of books for classroom use (maximum of 50 books per request). Teachers are welcome to pick up their collections at any of our library agencies.
  • Look for related programming at library locations in February and March, including a grand finale games day, with costumes, contests, and prizes, at the Main Library on March 20th.

Ohio Department of Education Academic Standards & Support Material

Reading with On the Same Page will address benchmarks for curriculum standards for grades 7–12. Explore the following subjects by comparing the world of The Hunger Games with our own.


  • Map out where Capitol City is, and where the 12 regions are in relation to present day North America; compare places in the United States with the same places in the futuristic Panem. (8th grade)
  • Explain how the environment influences the way people live in different places & consequences of modifying the environment. (6th–8th)
  • Analyze geographic changes brought about by human activity using appropriate maps and other geographic data. (9th–10th)
  • Evaluate the consequences of geographic and environmental changes resulting from governmental policies and human modifications to the physical environment. (11th–12th)

People in Societies

  • Analyze the factors that contributed to the enslavement of African-Americans and the resistance to slavery. (8th)
  • Analyze the consequences of oppression, discrimination and conflict between cultures. (9th–10th)
  • Identify the causes of political, economic and social oppression & analyze ways individuals, organizations and countries respond to resulting conflicts. (11th–12th)


  • Describe the political, religious and economic aspects of North American colonization and compare to those involved in the creation of Panem, for example
    • Interaction between American Indians and European settlers
    • Indentured servants and slavery
    • Early governments
    • Conflicts among colonial powers for control of North America
    • American Revolution (8th)
  • Explain how the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of citizens, regulates the rights of citizens, regulated the use of territory, manages conflicts and establishes order and security. (8th)
  • Explain how parts of the U.S. Constitution (The Bill of Rights) limit powers of the government in order to protect the rights of individuals. (8th)

Citizenship Rights & Responsibilities

  • Evaluate the roles of historical figures & political bodies, and the impact on the rights of the individual. (6th–8th)
  • Analyze ways people achieve governmental change, including political action, social protest and revolution (9th–10th).
  • Evaluate various means for citizens to take action on a particular issue and how the exercise of a citizen's rights and responsibilities help to strengthen a democracy (11th–12th).


  • Explain why trade occurs and how historical patterns of trade have contributed to global interdependence. (6th–8th)
  • Identify connections between government policies and the economy (6th–8th)
  • Compare how different economic systems answer the fundamental economic questions of what goods and services to produce, how to produce them, and who will consume them. (9th–10th)
  • Analyze how scarcity of productive resources affects supply, demand, inflation and economic choices. (11th–12th)


  • Describe the processes that contribute to the continuous changing of the earth's surface. (6th–8th)
  • Describe the finite nature of Earth's resources and those human activities that can conserve or deplete Earth's resources. (9th–10th)
  • Explain that humans are an integral part of the Earth's system and the choices humans make today impact natural systems in the future. (11th–12th)
  • Describe the characteristics of an organism in terms of a combination of inherited traits and recognize reproduction as a characteristic of living organisms essential to the continuation of the species. (6th–8th)
  • Explain how extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and its adaptive characteristics are insufficient to allow survival. (6th–8th)
  • Explain how evolutionary relationships contribute to an understanding of the unity and diversity of life. Explain the structure and function of ecosystems and how ecosystems change over time. And explain how human activities can impact the status of natural systems. (9th–10th)
  • Explain how humans are connected to and impact natural systems. Explain how human choices today will affect the quality and quantity of life on earth. (11th–12th)
Cover of The Hunger Games