Teaching Lorraine Hansberry's Play of Segregation and Civil Rights
A story of family pride and conflicts with oppression; English Language Learners Grades 6-9
Lorraine Hansberry play s a story of an African American family living in the Ghetto. The family is Unified and Autonomous, the Women are the head of household, The story is one of urbanization, and Migration to live a better live during the civil rights era. Tis is A family who is able to take great risks against racial discrimination during the era of segregation. The character's are rich in experience, as the theme, and the plot clearly depicts the responsibilities of raising children during times of oppression and racial tensions. This is an exemplary book of racial, and class struggles during the 1950's and 60's. Students in Middle School and High School will find an interest in what it means to be welcome and welcome others into one's home. The language is slightly ghettoized, but the character development is well established. The theme, and plot to move into a more prosperous, and less run down place to live, by working together to leave a ghettoized slum lord's doom, and take the risks of racial discriminations, and tension for their own sense of well being is the theme, which helps the plot, move from derision, and derisiveness into a state of conscious complicity and simplicity.
This Course Contains
The course consists of a video of Lorraine Hansberry's Play "A Raisin in the Sun"
A pdf of the E Book "A Raisin in The Sun"
A Penguin Teacher's Guide to teaching a class Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun"
A Movie Review of "A Raisin in the Sun" with Sidney Poitier
Language of instruction: English