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Students use the play "A Raisin in the Sun" as part of analysis of the American Dream. In this play analysis instructional activity, students define 'The American Dream' and recognize the historical setting of the play. Students identify forms of discrimination in the Jim Crow era and read poems by Langston Hughes. Students analyze the play and complete writing assignments using the given prompts.
Ostensibly designed for Larraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun, the comprehension questions, activities, charts, and graphic organizers that accompany this study guide can be used with any high school level independent reading assignment. Pupils set up a reading schedule, summarize what they have read, keep a vocabulary list, create and respond to questions, and select activities from a provided list. A great resource for your curriculum library.
High schoolers 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.
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.