This is an activity to combine a classic novel with educational technology. This is a great activity after the students read The Great Gatsby.


  • Educational Technology > General
  • Educational Technology > Integrating Technology into the Classroom
  • Language Arts > General
  • Social Studies > General
  • Social Studies > Research
  • Social Studies > United States History

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12


The Great Gatsby



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The Great Gatsby
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Curriki Rating
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On a scale of 0 to 3

This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2014-05-25.

Component Ratings:

Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 3

Reviewer Comments:

This wonderful resource is a webquest which synthesizes and personalizes learning based on The Great Gatsby. After the student has read The Great Gatsby and studied the era of the 1920’s in America, the student is asked to create a poem with two voices – one of which is the voice of a character from the book, the other is the voice of the student with a well researched topic from the roaring twenties. There are clear directions to follow for the format of the poem, accessible worksheets to guide the work and a rubric assessing the work in five areas – Research, Format/Organization, Content/Accuracy, Style and Grammar/Spelling. This resource elicits creativity and critical thinking and cites 11th grade standards as well.
Jessie Barth
March 17, 2014

I really like the idea behind this lesson, especially the format of a two voice poem. At first, I was very confused about the assignment and had to do some independent research on what a two-voice poem is. I think the lesson should go into more detail and possibly provide some examples for the instructor to show the class. I think the lesson should begin with an overview of the two-voice poem style before introducing the actual assignment. Overall, a great lesson. The rubric is a great addition as well.

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