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The great gatsby and the american dream web quest pdf

  1. 1. The “Great Gatsby” & the “American Dream” Web Quest Name: Nichole Valerio Grade 11-12 Subject: English Language Arts Topic: The Great Gatsby Level: grade Education Standards Addressed: Overview & Purpose: Writing Standard 1: Students analyze the claim, grounds, warrants, qualifiers and counterclaims in three articles about the b. Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly and thoroughly, supplying the most American Dream. Students then analyze the argument relevant evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both in a in those articles. Finally, students write their own manner that anticipates the audience’s knowledge level, concerns, values, and argument essay about the current state of the American possible biases. Dream. Reading: Informational Text Standard 1 *Activities alone can be complete in a class time or less. The whole Web Quest would be part of the larger unit Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says and take more time. explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain. Finding a manuscript in the backseat of a cab you happened to hail one rainy day on your way to West Egg village. You wonder if this could be the next great American novel, because it’s an account of the American Dream. Right from the first page you are thrown into this elite world of scandal and privilege…the manuscript is a real page turner you decide. However, before you can make a good claim that warrants if this manuscript is worth giving to your publishing friends in New York, you decide to read more to discover if it’s worth your time…and theirs’.Learning Activity #1 DescriptionObjective https://www.msu.edu/~millettf/ Read the following analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” and answer the gatsby.html (this site may not following questions. be working) http://www.novelguide.com/th egreatgatsby/index.html a. Based on the following analysis what do you expect from the novel “The Great Gatsby?”
  2. 2. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ b. Based on the information, what do you think the plot and setting of “The Great Gatsby” will include? ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________ (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #1 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead articleAnswered all questionsCommunicated written ideas effectively You are starting to gain a better understanding of what this manuscript is about. Though you wonder about the setting of this manuscript? So you decide to physically visit all the areas that the manuscript mentions. However, you are unsure of where a few places are so you turn to Google Earth to help you map your journey.
  3. 3. Learning Activity #2 DescriptionObjective http://www.google.com/earth/i Based on the descriptions given in Fitzgeralds “The Great Gatsby,” explore New York and the ndex.html surrounding areas using Google Earth. Create a virtual map based on the settings in the book. Add “Placemarks” for the all the “Areas Required.” Record a virtual tour of where you detect the following areas would be on your virtual map using the novel as a resource. *This virtual map is your best estimate of where these locations would be placed on the clues from the novel. Required Areas on Virtual Map a. East Egg (pgs. 4 - 5) Explain why you choose that Placemark? _________________________________________________ b. Buchanans house (pgs. 6 - 7) Explain why you choose that Placemark? _________________________________________ c. West Egg (pgs. 4 - 5) Explain why you choose that Placemark? _________________________________________________ d. Gatsbys house (pg. 5) Explain why you choose that Placemark? ________________________________________________ e. Nicks house (pg. 5) Explain why you choose that Placemark? _________________________________________________ f. Long Island Sound (pg. 5) Explain why you choose that Placemark? ____________________________________________ g. Valley of Ashes (pg. 23) Explain why you choose that Placemark? _______________________________________________ h. T.J. Eckleberg billboard (pg. 23) Explain why you choose that Placemark? ________________________________________ i. Railroad tracks and motor road (pg. 23) Explain why you choose that Placemark? __________________________________ j. Wilsons garage/house (pgs. 24 -25) Explain why you choose that Placemark? _____________________________________ k. New York (pg. 4, 23) Explain why you choose that Placemark? _________________________________________________ l. Jordans aunts apartment (pg. 19) Explain why you choose that Placemark? ______________________________________ m. Tom and Myrtles apartment (pgs. 28 -29) Explain why you choose that Placemark? _________________________________ (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #2 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkCompleted assignment using Google EarthListed all the required areas with “Placemarks” & answeredquestions explaining with evidence why you choose that locationfor each area required.Record virtual tour and sent final product to instructor After mapping all the places in this manuscript you ask the cab driver to turn up the radio because you are listening to a song that sounds a lot like the manuscript you are reading and wonder could this be a coincidence?
  4. 4. Learning Activity #3 DescriptionObjective http://www.youtube.com/watch Listen to "Daisys Lullaby," a rap tribute to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel "The Great Gatsby" and ?v=RiajdDYYMaA answer the following questions in a short paragraph. a. Describe who the audience of the rap song “Daisy’s Lullaby” is intended for? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #3 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkListened to all of “Daisy’s Lullaby”All questions answered for this sectionsListed strengths and limitations of this rap tribute
  5. 5. Learning Activity #4-5 DescriptionObjective http://www.nytimes.com/learni Learn about the contemporary popularity of the 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, “The Great Gatsby,” ng/teachers/featured_articles/ among urban high school students by reading the article, “Gatsby’s Green Light Beckons a New Set 20080220wednesday.html of Strivers.” http://www.nytimes.com/learni Take a quiz to see how well you understood the article "Gatsbys Green Light Beckons a New Set of ng/students/quiz/GatsbyGreen Strivers." For each question, choose the best answer. Good luck! LightQuiz.html a. Answer the questions in the quiz. Print off results. b. Based on the information you have collected what exactly does the green light at Daisy’s house that Gatsby gazes at represents to him? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #4-5 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead articleCompleted quiz and printed resultsWrote analysis of what the “green light” symbolizes
  6. 6. While in the cab, you pull out the New York Times and read an article about the American Dream. You decide that there are some similarities between the two stories and are interested in knowing if a larger audience would be interested in reading this type of book that you are finding so interesting.Learning Activity #6 DescriptionObjective http://www.nytimes.com/1996/ Read the New York Times article “Testing the Resonance of the American Dream" by Lena Williams 06/23/style/testing-the- resonance-of-the-american- dream.html a. Why do you think the author wrote that the “The American dream has changed with each generation?” ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #6 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead articleWrote a short personal narrativeExplained the current state of the American dream using correctpunctuation.
  7. 7. Learning Activity #7-8 DescriptionObjective http://www.city- The Truth behind F. Scott Fitzgerald Valley of Ashes journal.org/article02.php?aid= 1524 http://www.youtube.com/watch Watch the YouTube video “The Great Gatsby: Living the Dream in the Valley of Ashes” ?v=0VhYMdnAsyM a. Did your impression of the “American Dream” change from one webpage/video to the next? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #7-8 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead articleWatched YouTube videoWrote synthesize of “Living the Dream in the Valley of Ashes.”
  8. 8. Learning Activity #9-10 DescriptionObjective http://www.nytimes.com/learni Read the New York Times article "What Happens to the American Dream in a Recession" by Katherine Q. ng/teachers/featured_articles/ Seelye 20090511monday.html http://www.nytimes.com/video/ Watch the video “Defining the American Dream” 2009/05/07/us/119484003112 0/defining-the-american- dream.html a. List three elements why the author suggests the idea of the “American Dream” has changed or been adapted due to the recession? _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #9-10 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead articleWatched YouTube videoDefined your own “American Dream”Learning Activity #11 DescriptionObjective http://www.values.com/your- Considering the current economic conditions and other factors in our country, create your own “Values billboards Billboard,” keeping in mind the state of the American Dream. Dont forget to back up YOUR VALUE. Create a headline and use images that you created yourself. a. Create your own billboard keeping in mind how other preserved the billboard in the novel in the “Valley of Ashes” and what that meant to Gatsby’s and the other characters American Dream. Print off your billboard and turn in for points.
  9. 9. b. Explain why you choose the image, “the value,” and the saying you did for your billboard. Justify you reasoning and make the argument as to why your “value” you choose represents a part of your American Dream _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #11 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkCreated your own ‘value billboard”Turned value billboard in for pointsWrote a claim justifying how your “value billboard” represented apart of your American Dream After completing all your research on if this manuscript that you stumbled upon would be a best-seller. You decide your friends in New York would be interested in publishing this novel. However, you have to find out more about the author first.Learning Activity #12-14 DescriptionObjective http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/bi A brief history of the lift of F. Scott Fitzgerald ography.html http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/ch Chronology of the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald ronology.html
  10. 10. http://quizstar.4teachers.org/ Create an online quiz a. Create a mini quiz for another student to take using the facts and personal history of F. Scott Fitzgerald from these two articles. The mini quiz must have at least 10 questions and be posted to Quizstar. Pair up with another student in the class. Take that students quiz and print results. He/she will take your quiz and print results. (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #12-14 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead “A brief history”Read “Chronology of the life…”Create a mini quiz on “quizstar” paired up with a student and tookeach other quizzes. Printed results.Learning Activity #15 DescriptionObjective http://www.nytimes.com/learni Read the New York Times article "America Faces 1993s Realities" by James Truslow Adams ng/teachers/archival/1933010 1AmericanDream.pdf a. According to the author, what are the realities that America Faces in 1993? ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________
  11. 11. (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #15 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead articleLocate article thesis statement and main ideasWrote a summary describing how the main ideas supported ordid not support the article thesis statementLearning Activity #16 DescriptionObjective http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/ Read through the list of character from the novel “The Great Gatsby.” Choose only one character that gatsby/characters.html interests you and follow up on some additional research about this character using the novel and the internet as resources. a. What kind of characters do you expect to encounter in the novel “The Great Gatsby?” _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Learning Activity #17 DescriptionObjective Assigned a character from the novel, The Great Gatsby, and you will need to create a “fake Facebook” page www.myfakewall.com for that character. The page will serve as a direct representation of how that character is portrayed throughout the novel. All of your information must fall within the setting: New York, 1920’s. The pictures, quotes, activities, historical information of the characters must all fall in place with the novel. Print your Facebook page and hand it in. a. Print and turn in your “fake Facebook” page.
  12. 12. (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #16-17 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead the character listExplain why your choose your characterWrite and print off your “fake Facebook” pageLearning Activity #18-20 DescriptionObjective http://www.washingtonpost.co Read the Washington Post article ‘Gatsby’: the greatest of them all by Jonathan Yardley m/wp- dyn/content/article/2007/01/01 /AR2007010100958.html http://www.lettersofnote.com/2 On August 8th of 1933, author F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote the following letter of advice to his 11-year-old 012/03/things-to-worry- daughter, "Scottie," who was away at camp. about.html http://www.ecritureinfinie.org/ The article by Yardley described that at “Barely 50,000 words long-the novel “The Great Gatsby” is a meditation on some of this countrys most central ideas, themes, yearnings and preoccupations: the quest for a new life, the preoccupation with class, the hunger for riches and "the last and greatest of all human dreams; for a transitory enchanted moment man must have held his breath in the presence of this continent, compelled into an aesthetic contemplation he neither understood nor desired, face to face for the last time in history with something commensurate to his capacity for wonder." Keeping this in mind the article and the letter F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote to his daughter visit the following website to leave your mark, Explore the website and find where you are invited to write as if it would be your last time. What will you say? Create a list of “things to worry about and things not to worry about” submit online and track the eight books.
  13. 13. (4) = Exceeds (3) = Meets (2) = (1) = (5) = Exceptional Self-Assessment for Activity #18-20 Requirements Requirements Gets By Needs More WorkRead the articleRead F. Scott Fitzgerald’s letter to his daughterVisited website and left your mark After the cab driver drops you off you realize that this book “The Great Gatsby” is indeed worth publishing. You pull out your cell phone to give your friends a call, but realize that you are no longer hold the manuscript in your hands. “Oh no,” you gasp in panic, as you realize you forgot the manuscript in the back of the cab that just drove out of your sight. How will people get to read this great novel now, you think?
  14. 14. Answer Key Based on the following analysis what do you expect from the novel “The Great Gatsby?”  Students answers can vary, but based on the textual information students should mention something about the American dream, the tone of the novel or the multiple symbolic objects in the novel Based on the information, what do you think the plot and setting of “The Great Gatsby” will include?  Students answers can vary, but based on the information from the analysis students should mention something about the idea of movement—this includes from East Egg to New York, ect. Student explains why they chose the “Placemarks” they did for each setting area required on the virtual map. a. East Egg (pgs. 4 - 5) b. Buchanans house (pgs. 6 - 7) c. West Egg (pgs. 4 - 5) d. Gatsbys house (pg. 5) e. Nicks house (pg. 5) f. Long Island Sound (pg. 5) g. Valley of Ashes (pg. 23) h. T.J. Eckleberg billboard (pg. 23) i. Railroad tracks and motor road (pg. 23) j. Wilsons garage/house (pgs. 24 -25) k. New York (pg. 4, 23) l. Jordans aunts apartment (pg. 19) m. Tom and Myrtles apartment (pgs. 28 -29) Describe who the audience of the rap song “Daisy’s Lullaby” is intended for?  Students should mention that the rap song is intended for someone who has read the novel for a lot of the references to be understood. Student take an online quiz  Student need to print results from the quiz and turn in for points Based on the information you have collected what exactly does the green light at Daisy’s house that Gatsby gazes at represents to him?  The green light on Daisy’s house that Gatsby gazes wistfully at from his own house across the water represents the "unattainable dream." But the green light also represents the hazy future, the future that is forever elusive, as Nick claims in the last page of the novel.
  15. 15.  Why do you think the author wrote that the “The American dream has changed with each generation?”  Students’ answers may vary, but generally they should fall within the answer that in the last paragraph of the article the author wrote that some people are no longer satisfied with the house and the car. They dream of a college, an education, and an income beyond that of what they were born into. Did your impression of the “American Dream” change from one webpage/video to the next?  Students’ answers will vary, but in their impression they should write something about how the American dream is a symbol that represents the ideal in an ever changing world. List three elements why the author suggests the idea of the “American Dream” has changed or been adapted due to the recession?  Students’ answers can vary  People want to hold onto that American dream when times are hard  The American dreams relates to freedom and opportunity, people believe they can start poor and become rich  The American dream is a dream of social order in which people can hope for equality Create billboard  To receive points students must print out a copy of their billboard Explain why you choose the image, “the value,” and the saying you did for your billboard. Justify you reasoning and make the argument as to why your “value” you choose represents a part of your American Dream  Students’ answer can vary  A value like honesty, dedication, e.g. and describe how the values they choose is a part of their American Dream. For example, “dedication is part of my American dream because I believe if you continue to try you can reach your goals” Create mini quiz  To receive credit students need to print a copy of the mini quiz they created online & the results of the quiz they took when they paired up with another student According to the author, what are the realities that America Faces in 1993?
  16. 16.  Students’ answer can vary  For example, something a student could write about is how the reality that America faces is that dreams and the idea of a happy life was built on owning things like fancy cars, expensive devices or other gadgets. The fallacy was that you had to have these things in order to live a full life. What kind of characters do you expect to encounter in the novel “The Great Gatsby?”  Students’ answer can vary, but students can talk about individual characters or they could talk about personality traits of the characters that they can expect to encounter in the novel. Create a “fake Facebook” page from one character from the novel  To receive credit students needs to print a copy of their “fake Facebook” page and must be written in first person language as if they were the character they chose from the novel Leave mark on website and print what “your final words would be”  Print off what your final words would be and submit online

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