What Is the American Dream?

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How do you describe the American Dream? What motivates others to immigrate to the United States, and why do some groups have trouble attaining the American Dream? Your learners will consider these questions as they explore figurative language presented in famous quotations and selections of poetry by Langston Hughes.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use this lesson when studying figurative language, poetry, and/or major American immigration eras in your class
  • Tie in a discussion of modern immigration into the United States and issues that immigrants and citizens are currently facing
  • Great opportunity for cross-curricular work
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