Introduce your students to the Roaring 20s with this incredible Great Gatsby Escape Room! Whether you’re reading The Great Gatsby or discussing the era in Social Studies, this game has you covered.
Students learn about…
⭐ Famous figures
⭐ The debate around Prohibition
More about The Great Gatsby Escape Room resource…
✅ Critical thinking & Collaboration
✅ ~75 minutes for 9th graders
✅ No tech required
You can have students move around the room by setting up this game as stations or you can have them work with teams around a table. Either way, this is an immersive introduction to the Roaring Twenties.
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The Great Gatsby Escape Room resource has wide appeal and placement in curricula, so it’s up to you how long to spend on the activity. With 9th graders in a regular class, I’d plan on 75 minutes.
I’ve included some options for having your students pre-read the articles or splitting the activity over two or three days. There is a lot of reading in this Great Gatsby Escape Room, so it really depends on what fits your classroom.
As with any Escape Room activity, I recommend that you play through it on your own first before presenting it to your students.
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Your The Great Gatsby Escape Room resource includes:
⭐ Four core tasks with instructions and clues
⭐ Quality of living – reading passage and vocabulary activity
⭐ Icons & influencers in women’s liberation
⭐ Prohibition-era songs – lyric close reading activity
⭐ Secret quote (hint: it’s from The Great Gatsby)
⭐ Writing extensions (either analytical or personal responses)
⭐ Station cards
⭐ “Oops” cards (for optional increased difficulty)
⭐ Student answer sheets
⭐ A full teacher’s guide with set-up options, a printing checklist, and an answer key
⭐ Two quiz variations
⭐ Additional discussion & research questions
⭐ Full source list to learn more about the Roaring 20s
⭐ A poster for your door and “We escaped!” and “We tried!” cards
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