Now that so many primary sources are available online, I’d like to broaden the ways I encourage students to access primary sources to enhance critical thinking. 

One idea is to utilize the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) website involves historical research to complement our study of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby.  I believe the primary documents available online related to the Volstead Act and Prohibition will be extremely helpful to my American Literature students as they strive to fully understand the turbulence of the 1920’s as the setting for Jay Gatsby’s life and death.