The Great Gatsby Curriculum Unit
Performance Outcomes and Deliverables
Students analyze literary elements such as imagery, figurative language, symbolism, foreshadowing, irony, paradox, diction, and syntax. They also discuss themes, point of view, characters, and setting. Lessons offer opportunities for group work, research, writing, and speaking.
Supplementary materials include a detailed study guide, an objective test, essay questions, and a list of culminating activities.
- Critical thinking
- Leadership and responsibility
- Productivity and accountability
Often acclaimed as a portrait of the Roaring Twenties, Fitzgerald offers a vivid portrayal of the artistic, social, political, and economic climate of the decade preceding the stock market crash and the Great Depression. Characters pursue the illusive "American Dream" and face corruption, intolerance, prejudice, and self-interest, which leads to tragedy. The Great Gatsby is a criticism of the materialistic Jazz Age.
Includes 12 lesson plans and 32 handouts.
High school. Reproducible. 83 pages.
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