ENGLISH III American Literture: The Great Gatsby Introduction

Introduction

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is a novel that depicts American society during the Roaring Twenties. The story is centered around the life of the successful Jay Gatsby narrated by newcomer Nick Carraway.  Jay Gatsby makes his fortune in order to win the affection of Nick Carraway’s cousin, a woman of high status.  With this novel, Fitzgerald coined the term the Jazz Age with the glamorization of the lavish parties and fancy clothing of people during this period.  However, Fitzgerald argues the social mobility of the ‘new money’ populous is an illusion during the 1920s.  

Task

For this webquest, watch the videos on the three categories then write a response to each of the questions legibly on a sheet of notebook paper. ( Each group member must turn in an individual sheet of notebook paper with the answers to part one and two on the process.) Keep these answers and then create a short Google slide show with the answers to present to the class. Include pictures along with the facts on the slides.

These tasks are worth half of the Unit Final Grade for The Great Gatsby

Group One- F. Scott Fitzgerald

GroupTwo- Speakeasies

Group Three- Jazz Music

Process

Category One- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Part I:

1. When was F. Scott Fitzgerald born?

2. How old was Fitzgerald when he published his very first story?

3. What year and what city did Fitzgerald move to after being discharged from the army?

4. The name of his 1st novel.

5. What year did Fitzgerald publish The Great Gatsby?

6. What year did he move to Hollywood to write screenplays?

7. When and how did Fitzgerald die?

8. Name of last unfinished novel?

Part II: Directions: Visit this website to choose three quotes from the novel that are impressionable. (include these in the google slide show and why you chose these quotes)

https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/245494-the-great-gatsby

 

Category Two- Speakeasies

Part I:

1. What amendment and act enforced prohibition?

2. How many prohibition agents were set out to enforce the law?

3. How many gallons of alcohol was permitted in one household?

3. What is a speakeasy?

4. Name three examples to describe a speakeasy?

5. How did the business warn the the guests of a potential raid?

6. How did the business hide the alcohol?

Part II: Directions: Visit this website and choose three famous speakeasies to include in your google slide show. You must include a minimum of three facts about the speakeasies you chose for presentation.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/11/new-yorks-most-infamous-speakeasies.html

 

Category Three- Jazz Music- watch until 2:30

Part I:

1. The Jazz was developed out what styles?

2. Name three characteristics of flappers?

3. Two main instruments of jazz?

4. What was the name of the new dance?

Part II: Directions: Visit the website and choose three need to know jazz musicians. Include five facts about each and a photo on your google slide show.

https://www.learnjazzstandards.com/blog/6-important-jazz-musicians-you-need-to-know/

Evaluation

 

Criteria Excellent (25-20 points) Proficient (20-15 points) Satisfactory (15-10 points) Needs Improvement (10-0 points) Score
Participation

The student effectively used the allotted time to complete the process portion of the webquest and google slide show. 

The student mostly used the allotted time to complete the process portion of the webquest and google slide show.  The student used  hardly any of the allotted time to complete the process portion of the webquest and google slide show. The student used little to none of the allotted time to complete the process portion of the webquest and google slide show.            /25

Presentation

The student effectively answered all questions. The student speaks clearly. The student does not have any errors in spelling or use of vocabulary.

 

The student mostly answered all questions.The student speaks clearly. The student has 1-2 errors in spelling or use of vocabulary. 

The student somewhat answered all questions. The student speaks somewhat clearly.The student has 3-4 errors in spelling or use of vocabulary. 

 

 

The student answer little to no questions. Does not speak clearly. The student has repetitive errors in spelling or use of vocabulary.

 

         /25
           
           
Conclusion

This project familiarizes the students with the author, setting, characters, and lifestyles represented in the novel.

Credits