Literature: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
These sites have plot summaries, discussion and essay questions, and character descriptions for the novel “The Great Gatsby.” There are interactive quizzes and classroom activity ideas. Watch videos of experts talking about the book and author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Includes a link to an eThemes Resource on the 1920s.
EDSITEment!: The "Secret Society" and Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby
This lesson plan includes discussion questions, activities, and other resources for teaching about Fitzgerald's novel. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
In Tech 2000 Forum: The Great Gatsby Review--The Murder Trial
In this activity, students divide up into a defense team and a prosecution team and decide who is morally responsible for killing Jay Gatsby.
Teacher Vision: "The Great Gatsby" Unit
This site has vocabulary quizzes, discussion questions, and project ideas for the novel. There is also a 1920s timeline and information about the women's movement and the Harlem Renaissance. NOTE: This site includes banner ads and sponsored links.
PinkMonkey.com: Barron's BookNotes for "The Great Gatsby"
Find out how the author is similar to two characters in the book. This site also has notes on each of the chapters, test questions, term paper ideas, and information about the setting, themes, style, etc. NOTE: This site includes banner ads, other types of ads, and sponsored links.
University of South Carolina: F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary
This University of South Carolina site has lots of information about author F. Scott Fitzgerald. Watch a video clip of him and hear audio recordings. Includes a chronology, facts, and quotations.
C-Span: American Writers II: F. Scott Fitzgerald
This site has several videos about F. Scott Fitzgerald and "The Great Gatsby." Includes questions relating to the videos.
C-Span: American Writers: Progressive Era and Reaction (1901-1929)
This is a timeline highlighting some major events from 1901 to 1929.
New York Times: Featured Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
This site has reviews and articles about the author. There are also some audio files of him reading literary works.
Discovery Education: "The Great Gatsby"
This site has fun classroom activity ideas for the book as well discussion questions. You can also listen to the vocabulary words being pronounced. NOTE: This site includes banner and other types of ads.
The Great Gatsby Setting Map
In this activity, students have to create a map showing the different places that are discussed in the book. This includes the criteria for assessment.
brtom.org: An Index to "The Great Gatsby"
This site has an interactive index that can be very helpful for students and teachers.
SparkNotes: The Great Gatsby
This site offers an overview of all the chapters as well study questions, essay topics, and a quiz. NOTE: This site includes banner ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
eThemes Resource: Decade: 1920-1929
Read about American life during the Roaring Twenties. Listen to jazz music, learn how to dance the Charleston and view pictures of the fashions during this era. Topics include Prohibition, gangsters, flappers, the Teapot Dome scandal, women's suffrage, the 19th Amendment, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Red Scare. Find out what common products were invented during this era and read biographies on famous people, including Charles Lindbergh, Amelia Earhart, Louis Armstrong, Babe Ruth, and more. Includes interactive timelines and a link to an eThemes Resource on "The Great Gatsby."
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