Daily Lessons for Teaching Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions

Ben Mezrich
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Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Objective

In Chapter 2, the author describes Kevin Lewis. The objective of this lesson is to compare the two sides of Kevin Lewis.

Lesson

1) Class discussion: What subjects did Lewis excel in? What high school had he attended? What did that say about academic prowess? What was his major at MIT? What other requisites had he taken in order to appease his father? What type of grades did Lewis get? Why was Lewis the classic MIT stereotype?

2) Partner discussion: Divide the class into groups of 2-3. Who were some people that Lewis had partied with at Las Vegas? Who were some women that he had dated or partied with? From where had he been chased off? Where did he nearly go to jail? Had he ever been audited by the IRS? Who had tailed Lewis? Where had his picture been faxed? How much money did he have? How...

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