I use this project to introduce students to the time period leading up to the setting of The Great Gatsby. Since it's so foreign to them, I like to cover the music, movies, pop culture, history, and movements of the time period to give them some background.
You can adapt the group work levels if you prefer groups of two, etc. I also love showing Midnight in Paris for this unit!
All of my assignments are aligned with the Colorado State Standards, which are aligned with the Common Core.