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The Great Gatsby & The Roaring Twenties

The Great Gatsby & The Roaring Twenties

Author: Celina Martinez

Students will determine how the historical context of the "Roaring Twenties" affects the story of The Great Gatsby by using the resources and links provided on this web page.

CCSS ELA RL.11.3 Analyze the impact of the author’s choices regarding how to develop and relate elements of a story or drama (e.g., where a story is set, how the action is ordered, how the characters/archetypes are introduced and developed)

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1)  Click on all three links provided on this web page to learn more about the Roaring 20's and its impact on The Great Gatsby. 

2)  Don't forget to take the multiple choice quiz on the right-hand side. 

3)  Lastly, after you feel confident in the material, answer the "Essential Question" at the bottom of the page. The link will lead you to a Google Form where you will respond to a discussion question. 

A Brief Overview of the Roaring Twenties

Watch the video to learn more about life in America during the 1920s.

Gatsby & the Roaring Twenties

Click on the picture to read an article describing how F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby captured the essence of America in the 20s.

How Does the "Roaring 20's" Affect the Story?

Click on the image above to view a Prezi presentation explaining the effects of the Roaring 20s on the lives of the characters from the novel.

Essential Question

Once you have finished perusing through all the links and resources on this page, click on the image below to respond to the discussion question posted in the Google Form.