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    Directions:  Answer thoroughly on your own paper. Do not "cut and paste” or copy answers verbatim. The answers MUST be rephrased in your own words.

    The Fitzgeralds

    F. Scott Fitzgerald
    Skim the biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald. What intrigues you about Fitzgerald's life and writing? Note: Do not simply copy out the first sentence. Skim the entire biography and be sure you are thinking about this question (Five sentences minimum).

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    World War I

     

    After the War
    After the war ended, the economy skyrocketed, making it possible for people to spend more time and money on leisure activities. Review the website in this section. What are three major innovations that came out of the WWI experience?

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    After the War: What are the dominant postwar American attitudes and the major movements of the 1920's? Pay close attention to the attitudes of the "Lost Generation" and the "Prosperity & Consumerism" movement.

     

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    19th Amendment
    What right did women gain from the passage of the 19th Amendment?

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    The Roaring Twenties Gatsby Style
    List three major events that occurred in 1922 (the year in which the novel is set). Note: You will want to skim this list and look for events that would have been important in America.

     

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    18th Amendment
    Wikipedia: Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
    18th Amendment
    What exactly does the amendment abolish? What was the result?

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    Prohibition

     

    Wikipedia: Speakeasy
    Speakeasy photos


    What is a Speakeasy? Based on information you have already collected from previous questions, why do you think Speakeasies popped up across the country?

     

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    Organized Crime and Arnold Rothstein
    Arnold Rothstein on Biography.com: What are three elements of Rothstein's biography that interested you the most? Explain for each.

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    The Mob's Greatest Unsolved Hits: Arnold Rothstein: What is the most interesting thing you learned in this article that was not in the previous article? Explain.

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    Did your impression of Rothstein change from one web page to the next? Explain.

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    Flappers
    Read the first five paragraphs of the article about "Flapper Jane." According to the author, what are the essential elements of being a true flapper?

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    After reading the article, look at the selected photos of Louise Brooks. Does she fit the "Flapper" profile as proposed by the author of "Flapper Jane"? Why or why not?

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    Read Dorothy Parker's poem "The Flapper." How does Ms. Parker feel about Flappers? Explain.

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    Automobiles

     

    The Rise of Automobiles


    Photos of 1920's era automobiles.


    Gatsby Coachworks: Reproductions of 1920's era automobiles. The white and gold car is similar to what Jay Gatsby would have driven.


    Why were cars considered "the most important catalyst for social change in the 1920's"?

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    1920's Slang
    Read some 1920's slang terms.
    Select your five favorite slang words and copy them down.

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    Why did you choose these terms?

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    Videos
    View these video trailers for Great Gatsby movies. (Make sure to watch them both).
    The Great Gatsby

     

    The Great Gatsby (2012)


    What do you expect based on the scenes in the trailers (Five sentences minimum)?

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    Drawing Conclusions
    Based on the information you have collected from this website, what do you think the plot and setting of The Great Gatsby will include? What kinds of characters do you expect to encounter in the novel? (A total of 10 sentences are needed).

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