Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions Fun Activities

Ben Mezrich
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Fact or Fiction

There is some controversy about whether "21: Bringing Down the House" is a work of non-fiction. Research the controversy and then discuss with a partner how much of the book seems to be based on fact.

Beat the Dealer

Read the book "Beat the Dealer" by Edward Thorp about a winning strategy for the game of 21.

Dear Mr. Mezrich

Write or email Ben Mezrich and tell him what you did or did not like about the book.

Reenact a Scene

With a group, reenact a scene from the book.

Compare and Contrast Individuals

Compare and contrast two individuals from the book using a Venn diagram.

Interview Lewis

Write questions that you would use if you could interview Kevin Lewis.

Dear Diary

Write a diary entry that one of the members of the blackjack team might have written.

Bringing Down the House: The Movie

Watch the movie...

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