What is American fiction? Actually, what is America? The answer to that is probably very different within the United States and outside. Asking yourself how others see you is a healthy exercise for any culture, and US books site Literary Hub did just that to mark the Fourth of July weekend, inviting non-American authors to suggest the quintessential American fiction titles.
TES's resources for teaching The Great Gatsby.
The Library of Congress shares an exhibition of "Books that Shaped America." Librarian of Congress James H. Billington says that the list is "intended to spark a national conversation on books written by Americans that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not."
Close reading of Thoreau's Civil Disobedience http://t.co/DRe9N5Yc #sschat #historyteacher #engchat #engteacher #commmoncore
Explore the American Revolution on an iPad http://t.co/J1ckRnwx
Our Great Gatsby teaching collection & super @showmeapp videos from @sccenglish: - http://t.co/vyZYLEhG
The New York Times' collection of resources for teaching F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby.
"Studio 360 explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and finds out how this compact novel became the great American story of our age. Novelist Jonathan Franzen tells Kurt Andersen why he still reads it every year or two, and writer Patricia Hampl explains why its lightness is deceptive. We’ll drive around the tony Long Island suburbs where Gatsby was set, and we’ll hear from Andrew Lauren about his film G, which sets Gatsby among the hip-hop moguls. And Azar Nafisi describes the power of teaching the book to university students in Tehran. Readings come courtesy of Scott Shepherd, an actor who sometimes performs the entire book from memory."
The NY Times offers "resources on, and related to, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” hoping they might help your students appreciate Mr. Nobody from Nowhere and hear the money in Daisy’s voice. "
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