Exploring The American Dream

This Exploring The American Dream lesson plan also includes:

What is the American Dream and how is it achieved? This lesson focuses in particular on the rise of the American Dream during the 1950s and includes a variety of primary sources for class members to interact with as they explore this idea and prepare for a Socratic seminar and a quick essay response.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Materials, including links to videos and a PowerPoint, as well as copies of primary sources, sample essays, rubrics, and graphic organizers, are provided
  • Well-sequenced plan that builds up logically to the writing assignment
Cons

  • No instruction on how to conduct a Socratic seminar
  • Worksheets might need reformatting so that pupils have enough space for brainstorming and note-taking