Your students will enjoy this visually stunning presentation of Long Island’s Gold Coast Mansions. The power point includes twenty-three slides offering some memorable highlights from the real life people and mansions that inspired Fitzgerald’s American Masterpiece. The slides contain commentary about the over-the-top lifestyles and personalities of some of Long Island’s famous north shore residents. Students will delight and marvel at the impressive array of the dozens of photographs depicting the mansions’ ornately decorated interiors and the elaborate gardens. At the end of the presentation are ten quiz questions based on the information discussed throughout the slide show.
This power point presentation is the perfect way to introduce the general setting for The Great Gatsby. If pictures are worth a thousand words, then these slides will generate plenty of discussion as the students comment and respond to a lifestyle most can only dream about.