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The Great Gatsby

Assignment Part IV

Part IV - Presentation with Artifact (60 points):

Give a 3-5 minute presentation to the class about your topic.  You can summarize the main points from your report or present the most surprising or interesting facts about your topic.  You will incorporate one visual or musical example (an artifact) into your presentation.  Examples of artifacts include: a poster, a photograph, a brief PowerPoint or Prezi presentation, a short video, a musical selection, or a work of art.

What is an artifact?


1. any object made by human beings, especially with a view to subsequent use.
2. a handmade object, as a tool, or the remains of one, as a shard of pottery, characteristic of an earlier time or cultural stage, especially such an object found at an archaeological excavation.
3. any mass-produced, usually inexpensive object reflecting contemporary society or popular culture: artifacts of the pop rock generation.
4. a substance or structure not naturally present in the matter being observed but formed by artificial means, as during preparation of a microscope slide.


This assignment calls for you to use an artifact from your research on the 1920's. Here are some examples of what an artifact might be:

  • Movie
  • Book
  • Chart
  • Map
  • Newspaper Article
  • Historical Document
  • Model
  • Piece of Technology
  • Music
  • Art
  • Photographs