George Gershwin composed some of the most recognizable and memorable music of the 1920s and 30s. In this biography and response activity, students will use the Internet to read biographical informational text, then analyze a primary source (a video clip of one of Gershwin's famous compositions in live performance). Questions are included that encourage cross-disciplinary thinking and personalize the content for students.
This webquest / activity includes both a student assignment handout and an answer key.
*This activity -- along with activities focused on seven (7) other famous writers, artists, musicians, aviators, and athletes from the 1920s -- can be found in the "Who's Who of the 1920s: Biography Activity / Webquest Set" in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.