Catching fire - Jabberjays

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)


Concept featured in clip:

Genetically Modified Organisms



Connection of flickclip to the concept:This clip could be used to discuss the idea of genetically altered organisms. Scientists take careful consideration when combining the DNA from both parties. This is a highly controversial issue because some take the viewpoint that it is not our place to genetically alter organisms.


Summary of clip:In this clip Katniss finds herself back in the arena for the third Quarter Quell. As one of the challenges during the games, they include genetically modified birds called Jabberjays. Katniss hears her sister, Prim, calling out in pain. She runs to her aide, but realizes it just one of the Jabberjays mimicking her voice


Suggestions to teachers:
1. Suggested questions for students when viewing the clip:

This clip can be an introduction into genetically altered organisms. This can be viewed at from the animal level, or even plants. The idea of GMO’s is a huge topic of controversy. This could be a great way to introduce students to the concept, and perhaps start a discussion or even a debate.

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