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Women of the Twenties and The Great Gatsby

High schoolers research social elements of the 1920s.  In this persuasive writing lesson plan, students make comparisons between women of the 1920s and women in the 21st century.  They work in small groups to discuss the women in The Great Gatsby, and conduct additional Internet research to gain more information about the 1920s.  Each group will complete a persuasive essay in response to a prompt about whether life was better in the 1920s or the 21st century.

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Resource Details

Grade
9th - 12th
Subjects
Reading: Literature
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
3 days
Instructional Strategy
Research
Included Materials
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