The American Dream- Still Alive?

Well, we’ve started the next unit and I hope you are all counting your blessings as we delve into the American Dream. What is the dream? Who deserves it? Is it attainable? Can the dream ever become a reality? To get you in the right mind set, please complete the homework listed below! Happy Dreaming 🙂


  • Is the American Dream still alive?  Why or why not?
  • Talk to your families, ask them what they think about the American dream, then write a one page response discussing your answer. Use evidence to support your answer based on what you were able to find out.


  • Complete or revise your narratives, if you haven’t done so already.
  • Turn Kite Runner in!!!

About jvpilar

Here's a little info about your teacher. I worked really hard to become your teacher. I went to UIC to get a degree in English, but decided to work as a writer in California. While I was there I realized I would rather work with kids than work in an office all day, so I decided to come back to Chicago and become a licensed, fully certified teacher. I earned a Masters Degree in Teaching and Education from Dominican University and got my first job at Hancock. During my 4 years at Hancock, I have taught English at every grade level. I started the Culinary Club and also sponsor BuildOn, both clubs do community service projects all over the city. I also have a cat named Duke that I rescued during one of our BuildOn service learning projects and a dog named Duchess.

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