A Raisin in the Sun Webquest
A Raisin in the Sun was written by
List three civil rights events that
Use the following website to answer the following questions.
In your own words, what are “restrictive covenants”? ______________________________________________
How have they been used in segregation? ________________________________________________________
The title A Raisin in the Sun comes from Langston Hughes’ poem entitled “
Use the following website to learn more about the poem.
According to this website, what is the theme of “
Do you think this theme fits with the poem? Why or why not? ___________________________________________________________
List two literary elements that can be found in the poem and give an example of each:
Read through the commentary and tell what you think most likely happens to a “dream deferred” and explain why. __________________________________________________________________________________________
A Raisin in the Sun takes place in the 1950’s, during the Civil Rights Movement, a time of great social unrest. Billy Joel wrote a song that talks about some of those major events in “We Didn’t Start the Fire.” You can find the lyrics here: http://www.teacheroz.com/fire.htm
Choose three events from “Truman” to “Edsel is a no go.” Click on the hyperlink to find out more about that person, thing, or event from the 1950’s and briefly tell who/what it was and why it was important.
Act II, Scene One opens with a character in the play dressed in her Nigerian robes and attempting to perform a tribal welcome dance. How much do you know about African culture? See what you can find out about the Yoruba tribe at the following website.
Where does the Yoruba tribe live? _____________________________________________________________
How large is the Yoruba tribe? ________________________________________________________________
What kinds of crops do they raise? _____________________________________________________________
What are the main religions of the Yoruba tribe? __________________________________________________
What are the Yoruba famous for? ______________________________________________________________
In Act II, Scene Two, a character refers to Booker T. Washington as one of our “great men,” but another character disagrees and calls him a fool. Learn some facts about Mr.
There are many issues that are present in
poverty, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS, civil wars, child soldiers, poor agricultural techniques, genocide, lack of food