The Great Gatsby Escape Room – Introduction to the Roaring Twenties

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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…
⭐ Context
⭐ 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.

Looking for the digital version? Find it here.

A Word About Timing:
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.

What teachers like you are saying about The Great Gatsby Escape Room:

Jessica A.
Jessica A.
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“This escape room was great because it was simple yet engaging. It gave my students an excellent introduction to the background of The Great Gatsby. I highly recommend this resource.”
Jesenia K.
Jesenia K.
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“SO BRILLIANT! When it comes to learning about history in English class to set up a The Great Gatsby, look no further than this resource and Harlem Renaissance Escape Room. I used both Escape rooms to set the foundation of the novel, and these tools do an AMAZING job. They’re fun and easy glimpses into the life of the Roaring Twenties. I especially appreciate that these resources don’t just focus on the glitz and glam of the 1920s but also focus on the hardships and realities.”
Bailey W.
Bailey W.
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“This activity was AWESOME! My kids have never been so engaged with an activity, especially one that took two days. This was streamlined and easy to follow.”


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