Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun
|A Raisin in the Sun E-Notes Lesson Plan
Thorough lesson plans. Also available: teaching unit, response journal, activity pack, puzzle pack, and lesson plan.
Summary and background information.
A Raisin in the Sun Revisited
This video video (5:08) includes clips from author interviews, the film starring Sidney Poitier, views of contemporary Chicago, and links to lesson materials. The video alone would make a good introduction to study of the play.
Guide to A Raisin in the Sun
"Pursuing the American Dream against Difficult Odds" -- Summary, theme openers, crosscurricular activities, and research assignments.
How to Close Read the Language of Film
Suggestions for how to teach this skill. Includes stills from the 2008 film of A Raisin in the Sun.
PAL: Lorraine Hansberry
A discussion of Maslow's hierarchy of needs, an extensive bibliography, study questions.
A Raisin in the Sun
A variety of reading strategies to support study of the play, including a directed reading-thinking passage, a 4-corners pre-reading activity, and practice with vocabulary.
Unlocking the Underlying Symbolism and Themes of a Dramatic Work
Students work with character traits, symbolism, and themes. This lesson is designed to go with A Raisin in the Sun and is adaptable to other plays.