Among the Hidden Internet Hunt
Based on the novel Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

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1. In the story, Luke lost all his freedom to go outside. This was the result of the government
taking the woods behind his home.
What power allows the government to take a citizen's land
?

 

2. Read this website's information called "What is a "public use"?" .

 


Did it apply to the situation with Luke's home?

Why or Why not?

 

 

 

3. Luke pictures the government as a big, mean fat person that is 2 or 3 times as tall as a regular person.
Here is an example of a famous representation of our government.
Use five or more adjectives to describe this imaginary person
.

 

 

 

4. Use an online dictionary to define these words found in the story.

skittish

 

resolutely

 

offal

 

stupefied

 

Creative Challenge - Write a single sentence that uses all four of these words.

 

 

 

5. Jen selects the word "free" as her password. Does it meet the rules of a "strong" password?

 

Use the guidelines for a good password to make another password for Jen.

 

6. Jen suggests to Luke that he carry a sign that reads "Give me liberty or give me death."
Name the American patriot who said "Give me liberty or give me death".

 

What situation was this patriot referring to?

 

7. Jen's father describes himself as a persona non grata. What does that mean?

 

 

 

8. What are the differences between a constitutional government and a totalitarian government?

Use your online research skills to find facts that assist you in developing your answer.

 

 

 

 

 

Which describes the government in the story?

 

 

9. What vitamin deficiency did Luke probably have as a result of how he lived?

 

 

What are the symptoms of this illness?

 

 

 

10. Read 3 of these reviews of Among the Hidden.

Select one. Do you agree or disagree with the review? Support your answer.

 

 

 

11. As a teen, what did author, Margaret Peterson Haddix, like to do in the summer? Do some research to learn the answer.

 

12. List the jobs the author has held. About Margaret Peterson Haddix

 

 

Find out more:

* Harness the resources at the Population Connection or Study Population Growth to learn more about the issue of overpopulation.

* Census - Make a Population growth chart | Write a Letter for a Luke or Jen

* Compare and Contrast forms of government activity

* Read or listen to Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day.
How would Luke respond to this person? Do you agree with him?

* Make a Book Trailer with Photo Story 3 free software and free tutorial

* Design a PowerPoint™ presentation of the story elements


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