American Dream: Reality, Promise or Illusion?

This American Dream: Reality, Promise or Illusion? lesson plan also includes:

Dream or nightmare? Class members craft a synthesis essay with textual to determine to what extent the United States has fulfilled the ideas embodied in the America Dream.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Review the elements of the synthesis essay by providing class members with a model using a different theme and different text and having groups highlight the essential features
Classroom Considerations
  • Class members should have completed a study of The Great Gatsby
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  • Writing assignment is carefully scaffolded to support the writing process
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