Lorraine Hansberry Teacher Resources
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Lorraine Hansberry's "A Raisin in the Sun"
Students translate the print based content of the play by utilizing mixed media skills to communicate an argument. In this play translation lesson, students analyze and translate the play A Raisin in the Sun and explore themes from the play in a photo essay.
10th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts 8 Views 42 Downloads
A Raisin in the Sun: The Quest for the American
Learners use the play "A Raisin in the Sun" as part of analysis of the American Dream. In this play analysis lesson, students define 'The American Dream' and recognize the historical setting of the play. Learners identify forms of discrimination in the Jim Crow era and read poems by Langston Hughes.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 7 Views 55 Downloads
A Raisin in the Sun Study Questions & Essay Topics
In this online interactive literature learning exercise, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. Students may check some of their answers online.
8th - Higher Ed Language Arts 3 Views 41 Downloads
Quest for the American Dream in A Raisin in the Sun
Young scholars read the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry and discuss "The American Dream" and explore how the social, educational, economical and political climate of the 1950's affected African Americans' quest for "The American Dream".
9th - 10th Language Arts 13 Views 104 Downloads
BioPoem Multicultural Activity For A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Students write a biopoem. In this literature and poetry writing lesson plan, students write a biopoem about the characters in A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry following a specific given format. Examples and format are included.
4th - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits: Grades 3-5
Students explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in efforts to analyze the images and make inferences prior to discovering their individual contributions.
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 24 Downloads
Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Middle schoolers explore the contributions of African Americans of the 20th century. In this African American history lesson, students examine portraits of Muhammad Ali, Romare Bearden, Lorraine Hansberry, Judith Jamison, and Leontyne Price in efforts to analyze the images and make inferences prior to discovering their individual contributions.
6th - 8th Language Arts 5 Views 11 Downloads
A Raisin in the Sun: Jim Crow Travels North
Pupils read the play, A Raisin in the Sun to examine the role of slaves in the Civil War. They discover the role of immigrants in the United States and how that relates to the African Americans migrating north. They participate in activties and work together to gather information about the time period.
9th - 12th Language Arts 3 Views 26 Downloads
Directed Reading Thinking Activity: "A Raisin in the Sun"
Students predict outcomes of a text. In this comprehension strategy lesson plan, students read a poem and compare it to the play A Raisin in the Sun. Students discuss their similarities and the power of dreams.
5th - 6th Language Arts 6 Views 19 Downloads
4 Corners Pre-reading Strategy for A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Students form opinions. In this pre-reading activity for A Raisin in the Sun) lesson plan, students consider different statements and decide what they think of the statement. They share their ideas as a class and discuss all sides to a idea.
9th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 64 Downloads
Define My Own Destiny: Using Arrested Development and Lauryn Hill to Teach Hansberry's Raisin in the Sun
Students listen to the lyrics of modern songs by Arrested Development, Lauryn Hill, and others to enhance their study and to connect to characters, conflicts, and themes of the play, A Raisin in the Sun.
9th - 12th Language Arts 6 Views 60 Downloads
Dream in Color
Try out a packet of poetry materials to kick-start a poetry unit. Made up of poetry written by black poets, this resource provides three themed sections (family and friends, sports, and dreams) that can be used however you see fit. Each section includes a main poem, background information about the topic and poem, discussion questions, activities, and additional poems that relate to the theme of the section.
6th - 9th Language Arts 19 Views 19 Downloads
The Blues . Language Arts, Crossroads
The crossroads-and the decisions made and entities met there-are a common theme in literature, pushing readers to examine the choices and encounters that shape life experience. The theme has also been explored in blues music, most famously by Robert Johns
Pre-K - 6th Language Arts 11 Views 23 Downloads
Ages in Stages: An Exploration of the Life Cycle based on Erik Erikson's Eight Stages of Human Development
Examine Erikson's chart on the various stages one goes through growing up. Individually, they write a paper on whether or not they fit into those categories and how they are different today. In groups, for each stage they role play the role of someone in that stage in front of the class.
3rd - 4th Language Arts 32 Views 60 Downloads
I know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Essay Questions
In this literature activity, students respond to 15 short answer and essay questions about Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Students may also link to an online interactive quiz on the novel at the bottom of the page.
10th - Higher Ed Language Arts 21 Views 51 Downloads
The Civil Rights Movement
Students compare and contrast African-American, Asian-American, Chicano and Native-American movements with the civil rights movement and are exposed to the sociopolitical and economic factors involved in the rise of social movements.
5th - 10th Social Studies & History 9 Views 72 Downloads