So We Beat on, Boats Against the Current: The Great Gatsby
Discover why F. Scott Fitzgerald's Jazz Age classic shows up on so many "Best Novels Ever Written" lists.
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Once per week
over 5 weeks
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per learner - per class
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The Great Gatsby has so frequently been proclaimed The Great American Novel that it's almost a punch line. F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda (Fitzgerald's muse and the inspiration for Daisy Buchanan, Gatsby's great obsession) led lives as dramatic--and tragic--as many of his characters. Considered icons of the Roaring Twenties, they rose high, lived large, and fell hard. When The Great Gatsby was first published in 1925, it was considered a failure: “. . . F. Scott Fitzgerald, living...
The student will need a copy of the book. There are several different editions of The Great Gatsby; Here are a few locations: https://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=22786203888&searchurl=tn%3Dthe%2Bgreat%2Bgatsby%26sortby%3D17&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title26 or here: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-great-gatsby-f-scott-fitzgerald/1117225297?ean=9781551117874 Or probably any bookstore at all. Students should have a notebook and writing utensil for note taking and journaling. Other materials may be needed depending on the student's final project choice.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
Please see the review on CommonSense Media: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/the-great-gatsby
Maureen TobinI Love Literature!
168 total reviews
190 completed classes
A retired English teacher, I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and a bachelor's degree in Language Arts Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. I currently work as a reading and writing coach for students of all ages. (Continued below...