Playlist American Identity: the American Dream
American Identity: the American Dream
INTRODUCTORY MATERIALS

Watch this short New York Times video about the changing definition of the American Dream. Write down your observations, reactions, and questions in your notebook!

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DIFFERENT DEFINITIONS OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

Choose ONE of the following people: Michelle Obama or Julian Castro. Then, remember to answer the "American Identity- Questions" in the "YOUR DEFINITION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM" section.

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Watch this fascinating Ted Talk by Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant. In your notebook, write down your reactions and any quotes that catch your attention.

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YOUR DEFINITION OF THE AMERICAN DREAM

Read through these questions then complete after you watch the video. This will allow you to: 1. Reflect on the speeches you are about to watch. 2. Prepare for your Identity Project and future class discussions.

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EXTENSION RESOURCES

This video will give you a sense of some great interview questions regarding the American Dream.

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This is a link to Jose Antonio Vargas' website and blog.

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This is a link to Jose Antonio Vargas' campaign, "Defining American".

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CONTENT ASSESSMENT

Because this idea of the "American Identity" and "American Dream" is very personal, there is no MC test associated with this playlist. Rather, please complete the following worksheet that will become an entry ticket into a socratic seminar.

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