The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"End of an Era: Fitzgerald's Gatsby House Demolished"

Now the colonial mansion on the North Shore of Long Island, said to be the inspiration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary classic The Great Gatsby, has been knocked down and its illustrious history has died with it.

The End of an Era

This clip from "CBS Sunday Morning" discusses the demolition of "Lands End," the great house that is said to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald to write his greatest novel The Great Gatsby, The huge mansion fell into a state of disrepair when the maintenance costs for it ran into the millions of dollars.

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The Novel's Settings

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"When F. Scott Fitzgerald Judged Gatsby by Its Cover"

A surprising examination of the original book jacket art to The Great Gatsby By Jimmy Stamp smithsonian.com May 14, 2013

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Tuesday/Wednesday, February 20-21

In Class:
  • Watch and take notes over 1920s video
  • Watch news feature about the house that inspired Gatsby
  • Discuss setting and book cover

HW:

  • Read/annotate Ch. 1 - Additional annotation: highlight every instance of color
  • Read color symbolism articles. (linked below)
  • Decide on a 1920s slang name. Ex: Marbles McMichael (You must keep either your first or last name.)
  • Enter slang name into form below.
"Ask Smithsonian: How Do Colors Affect Our Moods?"

Whether you are feeling green with envy or you’re singing the blues, the link between color and feeling is a highly individual thing By Alicia Ault smithsonian.com December 15, 2015

"The Color White Has a Dark Past"

From race to wealth to cleanliness, the color’s connotations have a long history.

Special Annotation

Find every instance of color in Chapter 1.

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Thursday/Friday, February 22-23

IN CLASS


HW:

  • Read Valley of Ashes article and Read/annotate Ch. 2
  • Complete Ch. 1-2 AP Questions
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Monday/Tuesday, Feb. 26-27

IN CLASS:

Kahoot over Ch. 1-2 and Valley of the Ashes articles


HW:

Read/annotate Ch. 3

Complete Ch. 3 Short Response Questions

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Ch. 3 Short Response Questions

Respond using your best writing.

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Wednesday/Thursday, Feb. 28-Mar.1

IN CLASS

Kahoot/discussion over Ch. 3


HW:

Read/annotate Ch. 4

Complete Ch. 4 AP Questions

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Friday, March 2

In Class: Kahoot Ch. 4 / Research


HW: Read/annotate Ch. 5-6

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Monday/Tuesday, March 5-6

In Class: Research


HW: Read/annotate Ch. 7

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The Tea Invitation Scene: 1949

THE GREAT GATSBY (1949) Alan Ladd (excerpt #1)

The Tea Invitation Scene: 1974

The Great Gatsby (1974) Part 6/14

The Tea Invitation Scene 2013

The Great Gatsby 2013 Scene - Tea Invitation (Gatsby & Daisy Meets)
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Wednesday/Thursday, March 7-8

IN CLASS: Research


HW: Read/annotate Ch. 7

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Friday, March 9

In Class: Research essay due


Assignment: Demonstrating your best writing, please answer these Chapter 7 short response questions in reference to Fitzgerald's characterization of Tom.


HW: Read/annotate Ch. 8-9

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Simmering Tensions

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Monday/Tuesday, March 19-20

In Class: Quiz Ch. 7-9

Complete Ch. 8 AP Questions Chapter 8 Question Form

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Wednesday/Thursday, March 22-23

In Class:


  • Novel discussion
  • Complete Chapter 9 Short Response Questions.


HW: STUDY FOR GATSBY TEST ON MONDAY/TUESDAY, MARCH 26-27.

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Chapter 9 Short Response Questions

Please respond using best writing skills.

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Trivia

1926 Movie Trailer

1926 - The Great Gatsby - LOST FILM - F. Scott Fitzgerald | Herbert Brenon - Trailer
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