Juniors: The Great Gatsby Film Study and Thematic Applications

After studying film throughout our reading of The Great Gatsby, students will be assessed on their ability to analyze the impact of film techniques on the development of character or mood through an in-class essay on Tuesday. Students watched the Luhrmann version of Chapter 5 (Daisy and Gatsby reunion scene) and focused their note-taking on characterization or mood.
Students will also consider the thematic idea of memory this week, specifically considering how perceptions of our past shape our current understandings of the world. At the end of the week, students will begin a group mini-research project considering perceptions of the American past.