Hillcrest students learn novel way to study novels
March 28, 2013 1:06PM
Hillcrest High School students Jerrick Wilson (from left), Troy Jones, Trent Stephens, Nadika Jackson, Antoinette Collins and Isiah Hobson made "The Great Gatsby" shirts in American literature class. | Supplied photo
Updated: May 1, 2013 1:33PM
Hillcrest High School juniors in Michele Collins’ American literature class got a break from their daily reading routine. Students reading “The Great Gatsby” went cross-curricular when Collins incorporated curriculum from math, geography, and art into the student activities.
One option for students was to create a T-shirt that reflected a theme, symbol, character, quote, or any aspect of the 1920s, the era of Gatsby, the main character in the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel.
“This assignment was very fun to do. To come to English class and do an activity instead of reading really made the book come to life. To see the finished product was entertaining and allowed the ideas of the book to be more understandable to me,” Penny Ford, a Hillcrest junior, said.
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