Teaching 'The Great Gatsby' With The New York Times Update | April 25, 2013 We now have an all-new version of this post, updated for the new movie with teaching ideas as well as both the resources below and many new ones. Find it here. A few years ago, Adam Cohen noted on the Opinion page that Jay Gatsby was at the top of a list of the 100 best fictional characters since 1900. He went on to discuss how and why Gatsby – the “cynical idealist, who embodies America in all its messy glory” – is still relevant, perhaps more than ever. Do your students still relate to Gatsby? Do they recognize America and themselves in his drive for self-improvement, his penchant for self-invention, his devotion to self-discipline?
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Making of America aking of America (MoA) is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. The collection currently contains approximately 10,000 books and 50,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. For more details about the project, see About MoA. Making of America is made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. The Fountainhead Essay Contest — Ayn Rand Education The Fountainhead Essay Contest Information Topics Select ONE of the following three topics: At the end of Part II, Ellsworth Toohey confronts Howard Roark and says, "Mr.
Productivity vs. Getting Things Done This post originally appeared on the Exist blog. I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that. Generador CSS de formularios y otros elementos Its handy and easy-to-use UI allows you to adjust rich graphical styles quickly and without coding. The main features: 2D and 3D transformsmultiple complex transitionsmultiple linear and radial gradientsmultiple box and text shadowscustom fonts (including google fonts)and much moreYou’ll be able to play with all EnjoyCSS parameters just like in photoshop or illustarator (with sliders, colorpickers and etc) combining all possible CSS3 style capabilities for the same element. Moreover you can include pseudo states (:hover, :active, :focus, :after, :before) and style them as well.
Children and World War Two Children were massively affected by World War Two. Nearly two million children were evacuated from their homes at the start of World War Two; children had to endure rationing, gas mask lessons, living with strangers etc. Children accounted for one in ten of the deaths during the Blitz of London from 1940 to 1941. Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events, 1620-1920 Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920 This timeline provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to course pages and bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites. Each author page contains a picture (if available), a bibliography (if available), links to major sites about the author, and links to works online.