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 -- a fantastic, free, web resource for creating eye-appealing and attractive info graphics.
The best way to get your students engaged is to relate the material to them, and I have not found a better way to do this than to appeal to their sense of music!
This project is part of my upcoming bundle "Death of a Salesman" -- if you like what you see, or are interested in this upcoming product, please follow me!
ELA CC Standards Addressed: RL/RI1, RL2, RL3, RL4, RL5, RL6, RL7; W1, W2, W4, W5, W6
Keywords: American Dream, easel.ly, info graphics, Death of a Salesman, Song Lyrics, Analysis, Song Analysis