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Dreams & Reality: The Modern American Dream

January 22 - May 3, 2024


Grade 6 - 8



Skills Learned:

● Reciprocal Teaching
● Essay Writing
● Small Group Collaboration
● Critical Thinking and Analysis
● Project-Based Learning


Classtimes will be synched to your course schedule

Session Length:

January 22 - May 3, 2024

Number of Sessions:

1 of 1


Course Program:

What happens to an American Dream deferred? In this course, students will learn what the
American Dream means to them by analyzing how history, institutions of power, and upbringing
play a role in the way that they currently navigate the present and envision the future. Using
Ta-Nehisi Coates “Between the World and Me,” Langton Hughes’ poem “Freedom,” and other
resources, students will have the power to define and shape what it means to have access to the
American Dream today. Students will investigate how topics such as redlining and the
school-to-prison pipeline impact access to the American Dream

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Taylor Roberts

Taylor Roberts is a middle school humanities teacher at Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School. She is a writer and educator focused on southern Black culture and Black futures. She is a graduate of Spelman College and has an M.Ed. from Boston University.

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