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27 resources with the keyterm american dream

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Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part I

For Students 9th - 12th
American dream or American nightmare? The Great Gatsby comes under scrutiny in a Crash Course on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s story of the Jazz Age, its glitter and its ash heaps. The narrator’s focus in Part I of the two-part series, are...
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Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2

For Students 9th - 12th
Is Gatsby great? In the second of two videos devoted to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, the narrator presents his argument for why Jay Gatsby should indeed be considered great. By backing his stance with evidence from the text,...
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American Dream and The Great Gatsby

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Is the American Dream alive and well or has it dried up and died? As part of a study of The Great Gatsby, class members search for articles on the state of the American Dream, analyze the arguments presented in those articles, and then...
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That's the Spirit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Is, as Walt Whitman contends, America’s “almost maniacal appetite for wealth,” the heart of the American dream? Class members grapple with this question as they read David Brooks’ article “The Commercial Republic,” and quotes that...
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The Gift of Gatsby

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
A reading of “Gatsby’s Green Light Beckons a New Set of Strivers,” a New York Times article by Sara Rimer, triggers a discussion of the American Dream and what it means to strive for something. Following the discussion, class members...
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Constitution/Impeachment/Reconstruction

For Teachers 11th
Eleventh graders analyze a chart comparing U.S. census data from 1850, 1880, 1900, and 1920. They read a handout summarizing immigration legislation from 1882-1996 and create a graph charting how open / closed U.S. immigration is over time.
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Knowledge Rating

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Evaluate vocabulary by writing definitions of known words and finding out those that are unknown. As an anticipatory set, the class fills out an agree/disagree chart discussing vocabulary. While reading about the American dream, kids...
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Early 19c Industrialization in America: The Market Revolution

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Posing a question about the effects of American Industrialization, this presentation provides viewers with a comprehensive look at the 19th century. From the "Lowell Girls" to the Iron Horse, these slides would be an excellent supplement...
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Ain't That America

For Teachers 9th - 12th
"Well there's more and more people, what do they know?" Help your class connect their lives with history and literature using this resource, which guides them through the lyrics of John Mellencamp's "Pink Houses." Using the images in the...
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Who Can Achieve the "American Dream"

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Exploring the idea of working to achieve the American Dream, the class reads an excerpt from How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accents by Julia Alvarez. Following, the class analyzes the excerpt and discusses the theme of the reading using...
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Review of our Presidents from the Progressive Era to Cold War

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Covering the main events of the Cold War, this (mistitled) presentation includes photographs, political cartoons, and amusing graphics to illustrate its points. The information on the slides is helpful for an overview of the Cold War,...
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American Dream Quiz

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension learning exercise, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Edward Albee's American Dream. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Defining the American Dream In Images

For Teachers 6th - 7th
Students define and recognize changes to the American Dream.  In this American Dream lesson plan, students view a PowerPoint, read and article and draw a picture to illustrate the American Dream. Students explain their vision of the...
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Lesson 5: So You Don't Believe in the American Dream?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine a number of poems that deal with the negative side of the American Dream. In this poetry and the American Dream lesson plan, 4th graders work in literature circle groups to analyze the poem which they are assigned....
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The American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students discuss the American dream and explain what the American Dream consists of. In this American Dream lesson, students listen to music about America for the reasons people love America.  Students create a list of wants and needs to...
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A Raisin in the Sun: The Quest for the American Dream

For Teachers 10th - Higher Ed
How does Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun factor into a discussion of the American dream? High schoolers define the American dream and recognize the historical setting of the play. Additionally, they identify forms of...
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The Voice of Dreams

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore, analyze and study novel reflections on the American dream that the United States has held the promise of unlimited possibilities. They describe the concept of the American dream, listen to and record real stories of...
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American Dream Study Questions and Essay Topics

For Students 11th - Higher Ed
For this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about Edward Albee's American Dream. Students may check some of their answers online.
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The American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore questioning techniques. In this questioning strategies lesson plan, students read The Great Gatsby. As they read, students journal different comprehension questions that arise in the novel. Students investigate a circle...
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Marching to the Beat of a Different Drum

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students explore the American dream. In this contemporary music instructional activity, students analyze the lyrics of songs by Neil Diamond, Bruce Springsteen, and David Massengill. Students create 3-D representations of the American...
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Searching For The American Dream

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders explore the meaning of the American dream and how it has been explained in various forms. After reading various immigrant accounts, 9th graders use poetry and writing to explain how different cultures view the American...
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When Worlds Collide

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the intersection between immigration and America's vision of itself. They examine how immigrant groups view themselves as Americans, and how the American 'mainstream' views these same immigrant groups.
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Exploring the Self

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students use different pieces of music and writings to explore the theme of self-reliance and individuality. After viewing a video clip, they discuss how the images made them feel. They keep a writing journal to evaluate their own...
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Defining the American Dream

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers define the American Dream and apply their knowledge of American history to evaluate the main idea of H.W. Brands' book, "The Age of Gold."