Day 5

The Long Goodbye Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    The Book Was Better

    Kind of Activity:

    Classwide Discussion


    Students will determine the key differences between multiple interpretations of the same story.

    Common Core Standards:



    Now that students have had the opportunity to watch the 1973 film adaptation of The Long Goodbye, it is time to talk about the significant differences between the two versions. Students will certainly notice that the movie's plot deviates from the book's, especially once Roger Wade dies. They will also certainly have thoughts about the change of setting, moving the story from the early 1950s to the 1970s. If not, make sure to bring both of...

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