Class Agenda #79- Images of the American Dream and Presentation


  • Timer- “Minnie the Moocher”Cab Calloway  (1931, 3:13)


Opening Prompt-: 

  • What do you see in this picture?

  • What do you see that makes you say that? 

  • What else do you see in the picture?

Spend 3 minutes looking at the picture, and jotting down your answers to the the opening prompt.

Share at your table


SLT- I can analyze how a text makes connections among and distinctions between individuals, ideas, or events (e.g., through comparisons, analogies, or categories).

SLT-I can determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in the text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone, including words with multiple meanings or language that is particularly fresh, engaging, or beautiful.


Major Reminder…. Being General is better for your first answer. Specific for the rest.

Reading- “When The Negro Was En Vogue” by Langston Hughes

Discussion Question- Connect the picture from the opening prompt to “When The Negro Was En Vogue” by Langston Hughes.

What are 2 or more quotes that relate to the picture and why?

Yesterday we started to think about “America.” What you associate with America, and what others associate with America. We also reviewed the Visual Think Strategies associated with Field Studies this Marking Period.

Today we continue to that work.

At your Tables you will look at your picture, and go through the Visual Thinking Questions to the best of your ability.

  • Protocol– 
    • Groups come to consensus on our VTS Questions.
    • Groups Present their picture to the class
    • Audience can share out what they see.

Look at the following image and answer:

  • What do you see in the picture?
  • What do you see that makes you say that?
  • What else can you see?


Group #1

Group #2

Group #3

Group #4

Group #5

Group #6

Remaining time- Finish work from Monday and Tuesday!

  • Read- “When The Negro Was En Vogue” By Langston Hughes
  • Circle any vocabulary that is either unclear OR that is interesting to you.

  • Answer the 3 discussion Questions at the end in your notebook.

  • Be sure to include textual evidence and not your opinion.

  • Does this change your image of America from yesterday’s Do Now? Why or why not? 

Home Work- Read for 30 Minutes/ Write 1 Page independently in your notebook.


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