Historical Context of The Great Gatsby

Historical Context of The Great Gatsby

Author: Kristine Drew

At the end of this lesson students will . . .

  • understand the major historical events of the 1920s and how they are applicable to The Great Gatsby
  • be able to use the background information in analyzing major plot points while reading The Great Gatsby

This lesson covers the historical context of The Great Gatsby. A review of the major historical events will be provided.

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Watch the video lecture on the historical context of The Great Gatsby. As you watch the video take notes on the "think about" sections at the bottom of some of the slides. Be prepared to collaborate with your group members on your ideas.

Historical Context Lecture Video

Historical Context of The Great Gatsby

Source: PowerPoint for Mac