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ERIC Number: ED475779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun-10
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Murder and Mayhem. "The Great Gatsby": The Facts Behind the Fiction. Learning Page Lesson Plan.
Rohrbach, Margie; Koszoru, Janie
To appreciate historical fiction, students need to understand the factual context and recognize how popular culture reflects the values, mores, and events of the time period. Since a newspaper records significant events and attitudes representative of a period, students create their own newspapers, utilizing primary source materials from several American Memory collections. American Memory is a Web site created by the Library of Congress which provides access to more than 7 million historical items, presented in over 100 thematic collections though the World Wide Web. This lesson plan featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, "The Great Gatsby," provides an overview; lists educational objectives; cites time required and recommended grade level; and notes resources used. The lesson plan then presents materials from American Memory Collections: Time: 1900-1929. Its teacher's guide is divided into three sections: Procedure (Part I: Using Primary Sources to Interpret Life during the 1920s; Part II. Primary Sources from the 1920s and "The Great Gatsby"; Part III. Creating a Literary Newspaper); Evaluation (Part IV. Assessment Page); and Sample Projects ("Jazz Age Journal"; "Green Light Gazette"). (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.