Unit Essential Questions:“What is the American Dream?”
“What contrast is there between the American dream and American reality?”
“To what extent has the American Dream been realized?” Overarching Question:“How do authors use the resources of language to impact an audience?”
Essential Question:“How is our understanding of culture and society constructed through and by language?” Culminating Learning Activity: Research Project and Presentation. Research one of the literary time periods within American History. Discuss the American Dream of that time period. (Use non-fiction, fiction, art, architecture, and music
What are the contrasts between dreams and realities?
How should the conflict between passions and responsibility be solved?
How does power or lack of power influence people?
How is our world reinvented through creative expression?
To what extent does art imitate life/life imitate art?