They’re funny birds and something of a slap in the face to the Capitol. During the rebellion, the Capitol bred a series of genetically altered animals as weapons. The common term for them was muttations, or sometimes mutts for short. One was a special bird called a jabberjay that had the ability to memorize and repeat whole human conversations.
Eventually the jabberjays mated with female mockingbirds.
And a whole new species was created that could replicate both bird whistles and human melodies. Mockingjays had the ability to enunciate words but could still mimic a range of human vocal sounds and even recreate songs (Collins, 42-43).
Prompt 1: Students, this week I would like for you to create your own muttation or mutt by combining any two animal species you like. Be creative and imaginative!
Name your muttation and tell what its primary purpose would be. (1 paragraph) One example from last year: The Cheese (cheetah/horse
Prompt 2: Okay, pretend you are a tribute in The Hunger Games and answer the following two prompts:
What is the skill that you would be best at and why?
And what would be your strategy at the start of the games? Explain fully