Sketchnotes: The Great Gatsby & Rhapsody in Blue

My students experienced George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue in the last class period before Christmas break. It’s a great Jazz Age musical tie-in with The Great Gatsby.

Race, Class, and Music in The Great Gatsby

Originally posted on The Avid Listener:
Carrie Allen Tipton (Houston, TX) Warner Brothers film trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby (2013), featuring multiple musical excerpts (starting off with André 3000 and Beyoncé performing “Back in Black”). The Great Gatsby turned ninety last year. What does its antihero—floating dead on a bloody mattress in…