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Literature: "A Raisin in the Sun" by Lorraine Hansberry

These sites are about the play “A Raisin in the Sun” and author Lorraine Hansberry. Some sites discuss the plot, theme, characters, and setting. There are many discussion questions and research activities for classroom use. There are also biographies on the life and career of playwright Lorraine Hansberry.


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This biography tells about Hannsberry and the plays she wrote. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Read about the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry. Includes links to information on other American literature.
Read about the success of this play and later movie by Hansberry. Includes a trailer for the movie. NOTE: This site has links to external sites.
This teacher's guide provides comprehension and also discussion questions about the play.
This study guide provides author's biography, summary and analysis by scence, character list, character analysis, and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Listen to the play online. There are different audio formats to choose from.
In this lesson plan, students will learn about the social, educational, political, and economical climate of the 1950's and how does the play illustrate the impact this climate had on African Americans' quest for "The American Dream?"
A 119-page pdf file is a unit plan for A Raisin in the Sun. Includes study questions, quizzes, vocabularies, worksheets, assignments, actvities, and more.
Students will learn about the symbolism and theme in the play, A Raisin in the Sun.
Watch the film version of the play "A Raisin in the Sun". (Total running time: 2:07:51) NOTE: This site includes ads and a message board.

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