The Great Gatsby Escape Room (paper + digital)

File type: Zip
Pages: 35 (+ game)

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The Great Gatsby Escape Room is the perfect way to introduce your students to the Roaring Twenties era in ELA (before teaching The Great Gatsby, for example) or Social Studies. It has a Quality of Life reading and Vocabulary Match-Up, Icons & Influencers Biographies, a Prohibition-Era Song Close Reading activity, and a secret quote. You can present this The Great Gatsby escape room digitally, in a hybrid situation, or fully paper. It has been designed to take 75 minutes, but you may want to plan more time based on the level of your students. This resource includes a complete Teacher’s Guide (set-up, printing checklist, differentiation), extension activities, and an Answer Key. (grades 9-12)
What You Get:
1. Four core tasks with instructions and clues
**Icons & Influencers in women’s liberation
**Secret Quote
2. Writing extensions (either analytical or personal responses)
3. Station Cards
4. “Oops” cards (for optional increased difficulty)
5. Student Answer Sheets
6. A full Teacher’s Guide with set-up options, a printing checklist, and an Answer Key
7. Two quiz variations (digital + paper)
8. Additional discussion & research questions
9. Full source list
10. A poster for your door and “We Escaped!” and “We Tried!” cards
This bundle includes both the paper and the digital versions of this game. Download the preview for more information!
A Word About Timing:
This 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’s a page in the Teacher’s Guide detailing some options. There is a lot of reading in this 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.
About Your Resource:
Your download is a .zip file containing a .pdf of the Teacher’s Guide. This includes links to all digital elements, including editable rubrics for the extension activities. Feel free to email me at if you have any questions. 🙂
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-Danielle @ Nouvelle ELA


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