A teacher could guide students to compare real historical uprisings and why they happen with the events of Catching Fire. Students who have been studying various political theories could examine Catching Fire to see which philosophies are at work. Then students could even discuss how they would structure their own imaginary country.
"I clasp the flask between my hands even though the warmth from the tea has long since leached into the frozen air. My muscles are clenched tight against the cold. If a pack of wild dogs were to appear at this moment, the odds of scaling a tree before they attacked are not in my favor" (p. 3).