Literature Links: The Great Gatsby & Primary Sources from the Roaring Twenties

Great Gatsby Festival

This three-part lesson from the Library of Congress* provides students with insight into the historical context of the 1920s and helps them recognize how popular culture reflects the values, mores, and events of the time period as they synthesize fictional events and primary sources. In a culminating project, students create a newspaper containing multiple types of content using both historical resources and content from the The Great Gatsby.

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* Lesson credits: Margie Rohrbach and Janie Koszoru