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American Dream Mini Unit - Perfect for American Literature
Want to engage your students, introduce/practice essential ELA skills, and generate discussion around the theme of the American dream? This mini unit bundle is perfect for an American Literature course that will examine the dream in different texts throughout the year. I begin my American Literature
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US History PBL Unit Immigration & the American Dream
Build a strong core of evidence-supported writing and understanding of the main ingredient to America’s world-renown success, the immigrant, with this project-based unit that introduces your students to three major waves of 1900s immigrant- the Ellis Island “new” immigrant, the Great Migration Afric

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The American Dream Unit
The American Dream & The American Identity: What is an American? This common core aligned unit is an introduction to the essential question: American Identity: What is an American? It is a rhetorical reading and writing unit that asks students to take a stand on the idea of the American Identit
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Narrative Writing: The American Dream
This CCSS aligned two-three page writing assignment develops students’ narrative writing technique. Students will interview a family member, then use the narrative techniques learned to write the family member’s story of the American Dream.This assignment would fit well in an American Literature cou
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American Dream Article Analysis -- Informational Text -- Pair with Literature
If you're teaching literature (The Great Gatsby, Of Mice and Men, etc) that addresses the American Dream, then this analysis of an informational text will complement your novel study and help your students better understand the elusive American Dream. The attainability of the American Dream is a lon
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The American Dream- Langston Hughes "I Too Sing America" and Walt Whitman
This product focuses on the theme of "The American Dream." It includes the following: ~The full poem from Langston Hughes- "I Too Sing America" ~ The full poem from Walt Whitman- "I Hear America Singing" ~ Annotation Strategies on the poem ~PARCC Aligned/ Common Core Aligned Questions for "I Too Si
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The American Dream PowerPoint: Lesson, Notes, Responses, and More!
Now 30 slides! "The American Dream" brought to you in PowerPoint!!! This is the perfect way to introduce this powerful concept to your students!! Filled with a ton of information related to state standards, as well as images to spark the imagination! Included in this PowerPoint are the following: b

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Native American Dream Catchers
This hands-on activity is great for students to read about and create a dream catcher. This activity includes: reading, reading comprehension, fill in the blanks worksheet, making a dream catcher, scrambled word worksheet, word puzzle, and Pictures and written directions to show step by step h
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The Great Gatsby - American Dream Assignment
Using the four "C's" of teaching - Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Creativity - and following the Common Core Standards, this lesson provides a solid introduction to the concept of the American Dream and The Great Gatsby. In order to bring the ideas of The Great Gatsby and of Ni
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The American Dream Forbes Magazine
This activity has the students apply information gathered from a series of interviews (conducted by Forbes Magazine) to form opinions about what "The American Dream" actually is. This could be used in American literature courses, or in American history or even economics courses.
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Native American Dream Catcher Cause and Effect
This is a great state test prep resource for your Native American study or your ELA cause and effect focus or BOTH! This reading passage is based on a Chippewa legend about the origin of dream catchers. The questions are designed to go along with the reading comprehension strategy of cause and effec
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American Dream Webquest
This is a handy guide through multiple versions of the American dream as presented in mostly movie trailers and a few popular songs. It is helpful for students in my 11th grade class to understand what the American dream is and how media treats it, which thus alters our understanding of the dream.
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The American Dream in literature and today unit plan
This 26-day unit introduces the historical concept of the American Dream. Five days of the unit are devoted to "A Raisin in the Sun." We also read some articles about the American Dream today, and students write an essay on literature's depiction of the American Dream and its relevance today. At th
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Faces of the American Dream
(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This is a 15 slide slide show that presents various faces of the American Dream. Some are salacious, some are controversial, some inspirational. When I show this slide show to my students, they actually cheer and boo with vari
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American Dream Song Lyrics
(**Actual formatting is intact, regardless of possible thumbnail images)This class handout provides the lyrics to three very different songs depicting the American Dream. I play these songs for the students and we discuss the evolution (or devolution of the American Dream through the years.) This w
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Of Mice and Men: The American Dream Thematic Unit
Of Mice and Men is all about George and Lennie chasing their American Dream. This thematic unit includes introductory activities to introduce students to the American Dream, organizers to complete while reading John Steinbeck's novel, and a final essay and Socratic Seminar to wrap up the unit. This

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American Literature: Nonfiction, Poetry, Film, Socratic Seminar | American Dream
This eye-opening unit includes poetry of Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance, close reading and literary analysis lessons, paired texts, film studies, writing prompts, critical thinking activities, a socratic seminar, a sythenthesis essay, and an engaging TED Talk. The innovative lessons incl
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American Dream Introduction
This is the webquest I use to create a "Roadmap to the American Dream." Most of my students have heard the term, but aren't able to clearly define what they believe the American Dream actually consists of today. We look at how it has changed over time, and create a working definition for our class
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Webquest Utopias, Dystopias, and the American Dream
Tired of webquests that did not challenge my students, I created my own inspired by my research of More's Utopia. Perfect before beginning a dystopian literature unit for 1984, Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, The Giver, or even The Hunger Games. This webquest asks students to work in pairs to analy
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Raisin in the Sun Timed Writing: American Dream
This file includes atimed writing assignment (which could also be converted into process paper assignments) in response to Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. The handout also include charts for students to budget their time when writing the paper, and room for them to brainstorm. This wor
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American Dream, in Song Analysis Project
This is the perfect complement to any less you teach that relates to the American Dream -- in English or Social Studies/History alike! Students analyze a song, focusing on how the lyrics relate to the American Dream; students also summarize the song. The finished product is an easel.ly document --
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(Theme: The American Dream) Literature Passages for Interactive Journals
What is The American Dream? How do author's convey this theme through stories? These three, original passages help students explore these questions and more. Best of all, these short passages fit directly inside of student journals. Students can highlight, underline, and annotate passages direct
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American Dream Political Cartoon Analysis Learning Stations
Want to practice close reading and scaffold literary analysis skills in a more engaging way? Use political cartoons, so students are analyzing images + text! This is a learning stations activity that requires students to analyze political cartoons that comment on the American dream. This handout de
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Gatsby and The American Dream: A Non-Fiction Lesson
One of the shifts in the Common Core State Standards is the focus on informational texts. As English teachers, many of us tend to overlook rich non-fiction that exists because fiction is such an important mainstay of our field. This lesson specifically focuses on the informational text standards,
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