The Great Gatsby and the Roaring `20s Research Topics

Honors English 10/Opal
The Great Gatsby Research and Gallery Display Project
Standard: Research and Oral Communication
The purpose of the research is for you to put together necessary and important
information that will add to the reading and understanding of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The
Great Gatsby, which you shall be reading and studying over the next two weeks
For this project, you will work with no more than one other person (so that means
PAIRS), though you may also work alone. You will be researching your topics using books
and the Internet. You will then prepare a gallery display that will be set up in the IMC
for your classmates to tour (and perhaps administrators and/or other teachers to
“judge”) on ____________________________. During the touring, all students will
be answering questions at each gallery stop. This assignment will be worth 4 assessment
For the assessment of this research, you must include:
 Visual Aid/Display (assessment): A visual aid that displays your research in a
dynamic, neat, and interesting way. Note: the only way to receive
ADVANCED on the visual aid is to have a tri-fold display board.
o An interesting title
o Your topic must be clearly displayed
o Use neat visual representations to help draw attention and interest
o An overview of your topic
o At least 5 key points of interest as well as supplemental information
o At least predict how your topic may relate to The Great Gatsby
o The written portions should NOT be copy-pasted from a website; put the
information into your own words! Otherwise, it’s plagiarism….
 Participation: Both members must be actively working and participating,
collaborating at each stage of the research and presentation. I will be asking
for updates on your progress.
 Bibliography: Include a properly formatted bibliography (see to help you set them up). On this typed page (which
must be displayed somewhere on or near your visual aid), include group
members’ names, the research topic, as well a minimum of 5 different
references, with at least 2 from a book and 2 from the Internet.
 Questions: You must have displayed somewhere on or near your visual aid 5
questions pertaining to the displayed research. All students will be looking to
fill these out, so you must have it clearly displayed and the answers must be
somewhere in the information on your display. You will turn in a sheet with your
questions and answers to me.
The Great Gatsby and the Roaring ‘20s Research Topics
Each topic will only be researched/presented once
The Roaring ‘20s, a definition and the economic social impacts
F. Scott Fitzgerald (biography, what else he wrote, etc.)
Sacco and Vanzetti
Fashion of the 1920s, especially Flappers
Bootlegging and the rise of organized crime
Sports, especially the 1919 World Series
Automobiles (types and who had them)
Prohibition and Temperance
Charles Lindbergh and Aviation
Famous People (actors, politicians, sports figures)
Art and literature (famous works, artists, authors)
Music, Entertainment, Pop Culture, and Fads
New Technology of the 1920s
Women’s Rights, especially Women’s Suffrage
Post-WWI Expatriates (who and where they were and any
famous ones)
The KKK—the resurgence
The Harlem Renaissance (what it was, where was it, and who
was involved)