por Bob Mondello
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From Lithuania to the Chicago StockyardsAntanas Kaztauskis
In this short memoir, a Lithuanian immigrant tells of his hopes, struggles, and successes throughout his experience coming to America.Pair “Hollywood Dreams of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty” with “From Lithuania to the Chicago Stockyards” to give students a more robust sense of the history of the American Dream, and the role that immigrants played in the formation of it.
From 'The World Before Him'Horatio Alger, Jr.
In this excerpt from The World Before Him (1902), author Horatio Alger, Jr. perfectly captures the hopeful vision of success in America's Gilded Age through the eyes of a young country boy.Pair “The World Before Him” with “Hollywood Dreams of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty,” and ask students to discuss how the American Dream emerged in our culture.
American Dream Faces Harsh New RealityAri Shapiro
Three years after the economic recession, the article "American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality" reports on the American Dream and dwindling faith in it.Pair “Hollywood Dreams of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty” with “American Dream Faces Harsh New Reality” and ask students to describe the evolution of the American Dream over the course of America’s history.
An Overview of the Great DepressionJessica McBirney
In the informational text "The Great Depression," Jessica McBirney discusses the various causes and effects of the Great Depression, as well as how America's economy eventually recovered.Pair “Hollywood Dreams of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty” with “An Overview of the Great Depression” and ask students to discuss how the entertainment industry developed during the Great Depression. How was Hollywood able to promote optimism during such dark times?
New Carolina CitySydney Hamilton
In Sydney Hamilton's "New Carolina City," a speaker describes a seemingly impossibly perfect city known as New Carolina City.Pair “Hollywood Dreams of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty” with “New Carolina City” and ask students to discuss how both texts portray idealistic images of America. How does the speaker’s depiction of New Carolina City compare to the depiction of the American Dream in “Hollywood Dreams of Wealth, Youth, and Beauty?” Do students think the perfection depicted in Hollywood and New Carolina City is attainable? Why or why not?