ERIC Number: EJ1027139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
Is the "American Dream" of Homeownership an Equal Opportunity Goal?
Viator, Martha Graham; Halper, Sara
Social Studies, v105 n2 p75-79 2014
Teaching empathy can be a means to teach multiple perspectives in the social studies classroom. Examining U.S. history through the lens of the pursuit of the "American Dream" will resonate with many high school students. This article suggests a framework using the theme of the "American Dream" of homeownership for a high school unit of study of civil rights. Looking at the pursuit of this dream through the characters in "A Raisin in the Sun" can help students develop empathy.
Descriptors: Social Studies, High School Students, Civil Rights, Housing, Ownership, Goal Orientation, Motivation, Social Mobility, Public Policy, African Americans, Student Evaluation, Drama, Films, Secondary School Teachers, Conflict
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
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