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Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald Lesson Plan

Introduction to Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote more than 150 short stories throughout the span of his career. While most high school students only ever have the opportunity to read The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s best-known novel, his short stories allow for an exploration of many of the same themes in a variety of contexts. Often written for magazines or periodicals, these stories are both enjoyable and fascinating windows into various important historical moments of the first half of the 20th century: the First World War and anti-leftist movements, the financial boom of the 1920s, the stock market collapse of 1929, and the Great Depression that followed. Each one of these historical moments, as well as...

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