The Dream Lives On: Reviewing & Exploring the American Dream in Literature

Unit 15: Literacy: "The Great Gatsby" Characterization, Style, and Visual Literacy
Lesson 14 of 16

Objective: SWBAT analyze how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specifc work as students critique and discuss other's reactions to Walt Whitman's portrayal of the American Dream in "I Hear America Singing."

Big Idea: Walt Whitman, Angela De Hoyos, Langston Hughes, and Pablo Neruda bring a variety of dreams to the table; how does their vision of the American Dream differ from F. Scott Fitzgerald's?

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