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Look What I Found: Great Gatsby Gems on BetterLesson

May 10, 2013

A new regular feature of the BetterLesson Blog will be dive into our current archive of over a million lessons and resources. Today’s “treasure hunt” was inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.

There are only a handful of books that appear on virtually every American high school reading list. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s colorful, dramatic novel, The Great Gatsby, is one of them. In honor of the upcoming (and widely anticipated) release of Baz Luhrman’s adaptation of the roaring twenties classic, I took a dive into BetterLesson to see what Gatsby-inspired lessons and resources teachers have shared. BetterLesson currently houses over 1 million teacher-created documents, and there are thousands of lessons and resources relating to Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. A teacher searching for Great Gatsby related resources would find 3,411 Resources, 559 Lessons and 27 Units relating to the novel. That’s hundreds of cool, new ideas to enliven and enrich the teaching of this canonical text!

Hopefully, this latest movie version of Gatsby will live up to its classic source material (early reviews are sadly quite mixed). Should it fail to capture the  spirit of Fitzgerald’s novel, we can rest easy knowing that somewhere, an awesome teacher is making his words come to life for her students!

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