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 course with this mini unit, so that we can analyze the evolution of the dream, from the Puritans to the Transcendentalists to GATSBY.
This bundle contains multiple engaging activities, and each comes with teacher instructions/brief lesson plans. You can select certain activities to complement your existing unit or use all of mine for a complete mini unit.
Here's what you will get:
-"What does it mean to be an American?" Visual Representation Activity
-"What does it mean to be an American?" Gallery Walk Activity
-American Dream Political Cartoon Analysis Learning Stations
-American Dream Game Reflection/Analysis
-American Dream Documentary Viewing Guide
-American Dream Speed Debating Activity
-American Dream Essay, Outline, and Rubric