The American Dream Teacher Guide
Author(s): COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
The American Dream explores how humans’ quest for peace, prosperity, and progress leads them towards a sometimes elusive goal. Through classroom activities and the study of rich, challenging literature, students will learn that pursuit of the “American Dream” can cause joy and despair as well as other emotional and physical reactions in humans. Using current and historic documents, literature, art, photography, and music, students will be provided with avenues to compare and contrast their own ideas about the American Dream with those of peers, communities, and society.