“The American Dream is still alive out there, and hard work will get you there." — Bill Rancic, entrepreneur
“For many, the American dream has become a nightmare.” — Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator
For this assignment, students maintain a journal analyzing the way the American Dream is portrayed in our culture and media. In these journals, they must use textual evidence (from a variety of texts, including novels, videos, and social media posts) to support analyses. This assignment tests skills in analysis, writing, and digital/media literacy.
This is an excellent assignment for an American Literature or American History course. While it was created for 11th grade American Literature, it is appropriate for any middle or high school class.
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