Through F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of wealth and excess, The Great Gatsby, students will learn:
Author Biography: Learn about F. Scott Fitzgerald and the fascinating background behind the author and novel.
Vocabulary words used throughout the novel, utilizing a variety of activities to stimulate retention and growth.
Literary Techniques: Character study, personification, imagery, allusion, symbolism, dramatic irony, tone, grammatical change analysis, paradox, juxtaposition, Gothic imagery, title analysis, plot, tragic flaw, theme.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Ecclesiastes and the pursuit of pleasure, priorities, adultery, struggle between temptation and doing what is right, drunken foolishness, true friendship, camaraderie, materialism, pursuing dreams, self-worth, naivety, living in the past, death, view of God, life goals, Good Samaritan, comfort in sorrow, Christian hopes vs. worldly hopes.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Research 1920s clothing design and textiles and create designs or posters, research: The Lost Generation, Prohibition, the American Dream, materialism, track relationships, literary technique research, T.S. Eliot analysis, art imagery, biblical marriage study, define success, Kant’s philosophies, essays: eyes of God, use of color, compare and contrast, character growth, personal reactions to characters.
Suggestions for Further Reading: We include an in-depth reading list of more books by the same author(s) and other books that tie in with, or are similar to, The Great Gatsby.
All of the unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!
Read the story summary of The Great Gatsby and get the book HERE.
the author's style of writting is hard to understand.
It's important to have a biblically based discussion approach when teaching The Great Gatsby. These are great questions that cover the important literary teaching points as well and also examine the worldview of the author and the characters.
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