Students will analyze The Great Gatsby as a social commentary by focusing on a historical context and specific events of the era.
Students will complete each stage of the writing process to include:
draft (first draft)
editing (self and peer edit)
publishing (final draft).
Students may use a variety of resources (print, reference, electronic) to research selected sub-topics related to the 1920’s and The Great Gatsby.
Students will link literature with historical research.
Compose a research paper that integrates The Great Gatsby with historical research. The focus of your paper should explore how/why The Great Gatsby is a social commentary of the 1920’s.
To what extent is The Great Gatsby a social commentary of the 1920’s?
To help with this prompt, you will select one of the following two categories to research with a focus on three sub-topics to ultimately prove your thesis.
Category 1: Economic and Social Impact
Category 2: Cultural Impact