CavLibrary and Mrs.Natasha Smith’s English 3 classes celebrated The Great Gatsby with 1920s-themed learning stations. Upon the completion of their reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic, students visited CavLibrary to participate in six learning stations.
At Station 1 students entered the “speakeasy” to view a Prohibition video.
Station 2: Students read an article on the Art Deco movement and then analyzed 3 pieces of architecture from the movement.
Station 3: Students learned to dance the Charleston via an instructional YouTube video and assistance and encouragement from Mrs. Smith.
Might I add that this young lady can dance the Charleston to “Uptown Funk”? Try it; it’s perfect together!
Station 4: Students completed a Great Gatsby Character Map and discussed the intriguing relationships of the famous characters.
Station 5: Students listened to three Louis Armstrong songs, “Chimes Blues,” “Sugar Foot Stomp,” and “West End Blues,” analyzing the changes over the decade, as well as assessing the values of the 1920s represented.
Station 6: Students viewed a timeline of the 1920s, analyzing relationships between events and identifying the ideals of the period.
What a wonderful celebration of The Great Gatsby!
Thank you to Mrs. Natasha Smith and her students for a successful collaboration!
Until next year, 0l’ chap….