A RAISIN IN THE SUN Projects and Essays

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Creative writing, debate, formal research, visual arts, performance, presentation, and more. This resource is included in the complete unit.

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A Raisin in the Sun Projects and Essays provides 18 engaging options for assessing and extending learning. Tasks include creative writing, debate, formal research, visual arts, performance, presentation, and more.

A Raisin in the Sun Project and Essay Options:

  • Symbols in the Sun (presentation)
  • Hansberry’s Themes
  • Historical Context (research report)
  • Primary Source Gallery
  • Characters and Points of View
  • Author’s Style: Word Choice
  • Setting the Stage (design contest)
  • An Unfamiliar Symbol
  • “It’s Life, Mama!” (personality test)
  • 1961 Film (viewing guide and critique)
  • The American Dream (debate)
  • Feminist Perspective (debate)
  • Comparing Literature (presentation)
  • One Scene for Stage or Screen (performance)
  • The Lost Scene (creative writing)
  • Forms of Racism
  • Cutting a Character (argument)
  • Original Artwork

Resource Notes:

  • These A Raisin in the Sun tasks were designed with the end of the unit in mind. For activities and assignments to use while reading the play, check out A Raisin in the Sun Lesson Plans and Materials.
  • Included files: projects PDF, projects DOCX (MS Word), and a folder of the supplementary handout PDFs
  • You can modify the project and essay options through the DOCX file.