Here we go, diving into another whole class novel or, rather, play! We will officially begin reading A Raisin in the Sun tomorrow (or Wednesday at the latest). Today, however, we began a really interesting discussion about the historical context of the play — the 1950s. After reading all three parts of the article, follow the Criteria for Success to repond to the reading.
CRITERIA FOR SUCCESS.
2. Tonight, it took me approximately _________ minutes to finish reading the article.
3. How was life in the suburbs different from life in the city? How was it seen as improvement? Use details from the article to back up your thinking.
4. In class today, we talked about the belief that African Americans were lower class citizens as compared to white Americans in the decades preceding the 1950s. In what ways did that belief begin to be challenged during the 1950s? Use proof from the article.
5. What were some of the expectations for women during the 1950s? As a result, what were some activities that typical American women participated in during the 1950s?
Use as much proof as possible. Good luck, happy reading and happy blogging!