If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will be able to:
1. Develop a thorough understanding of the historical context in which The Great Gatsby was written and how the novel relates to social and political concepts in American culture;
2. Read and analyze Fitzgerald's writing closely, paying particular attention to his use of figurative language and extended metaphors;
3. Analyze and discuss, both individually and as a class, the important and common themes in the novel;
4. Speak and write insightfully about the ideas contained in...