This project is meant to be completed in conjunction with reading "The Great Gatsby." In this project, students will conduct research about a person, issue, trend or event that was significant during the 1920s. They will present information in a digital, multi-media presentation that discusses the historical significance as well as a connection to "The Great Gatsby." They are also required to write a summary of their research outlining the historical significance and analyzing the connection to "The Great Gatsby."
This file includes:
two rubrics - oral presentation and written report
student handouts with instructions, research topic choices and guiding questions
a graphic organizer for taking notes as an audience member during presentations
suggestions for differentiation, scaffolding, and enrichment
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Project is aligned with Common Core standards for English Language Arts 11-12.
*Reading 11-12.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
*Writing 11-12. 2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
*Writing 11-12.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
*Writing 11-12.6: Use technology, including the Internet, to produce, publish, and update individual or shared writing products in response to ongoing feedback, including new arguments or information.
*Speaking and Listening 11-12.5: Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.