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Directions: In anticipation of our reading of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, we will be researching its historical context.
In groups of 3-4, you and your designated group members will research the assigned topic and create a power point (or you can use another similar platform) to create a presentation to be shared with the class early next week.
Your group may choose to embed audio tracks or present live in class: ALL members MUST participate.
DUE DATE FRIDAY by 4:30. UPLOAD presentation in TEAMS,
Sources: Your group must use at least 4 sources. Citations required--> MLA format. Abbreviated Bibliography (Titles and Links) due on Friday. Presentations must be uploaded (either by file OR link) by Friday in Teams Assignments
Who were the key people?
What should your audience know and understand about your topic? What impact did it have on the country (or world)?
When, specifically, did this event, movement, etc. happen within the 1920s?
Where did this event, movement, etc. take place? Nationwide? West Coast? East?
How did this topic contribute to the concept of The Roaring 20s?
Possible Modes of Delivery:
Interactive power point
Video: News report, panel discussion, “interview”
***Work as much original content into your presentation as you can! Be creative!***
More than any other American novel , The Great Gatsby has transcended its era to become a touchstone within the broader culture, essentially establishing itself as one of the most important books ever written. As such, I contend that Gatsby is the fabled “ Great American Novel ,” that vaunted title that so many writers have spent their lives attempting to produce. Concurrently, as the novel has developed into a cultural lynchpin, I maintain that there its employment has taken on a broader meaning...
The 1920s have been dubbed everything from "The Roaring Twenties" and "The Era of Wonderful Nonsense" to "The Decade of the Dollar" and "The Period of the Psyche" to the "Dry Decade" and the age of "Alcohol and Al Capone." Many historians regard the years between World War I and the stock-market crash of 1929 as the culmination of a long process of social change,
The Roaring Twenties by Philip Margulies (Editor)
Call Number: 973.91 ROA
Publication Date: 2004-02-20
No longer dismissed as a protracted New Years Eve party between the First World War and the Great Depression, the twenties are seen today as a watershed, a time that saw the birth of mass consumer society as it exists today. This anthology examines the ingredients of that new society as well as individual turning points in the decade that brought us modern sales promotion, chain stores, radio, tabloid newspapers, jazz, mixed drinks, organized crime and the 1929 stock market crash.