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Dreams - Life Lessons Via Literature

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Welcome: Dreams - Life Lessons Via Literature
Description: This WebQuest will ask students to judge actions, reflect upon choices and share decisions necessary to realize dreams and life goals using big ideas of the anchor text A Raisin In The Sun, expository text and poems.
Grade Level: 9-12
Curriculum: English / Language Arts
Keywords: lorraine_hansberry, raisin_in_the_sun, housing, dream deferred,langston hughes, restrictive covenants,Youngers,dignity,The Crystal Stair,Stereotyping, prejudice,dreams,expectations,pride,selling out, family,American dream, strength,money
Author(s): Kecia Waddell

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http://www.edublogs.tv/play.php?vid=8254
Description: The Hansberry Story


Description: Lorraine Hansberry’s most well-known play, A Raisin in the Sun, is based on her own experience as a young black woman living in a white neighborhood. It was not a pleasant time. In fact, Hansberry’s family was involved in a famous discrimination lawsuit, Hansberry v. Lee, in 1940. Her family fought against a covenant that tried to keep African-American families from buying houses. They won the lawsuit, but their time in the neighborhood, and Hansberry’s experiences at her predominantly white high school were, in her words, “hellishly hostile.” A Raisin in the Sun was the first play written by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. She was also the first African American and the youngest person to win the New York Drama Critics Award. (www.enotes.com)

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