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.
Books and Writers: Lorraine Hansberry
This biography tells about Hannsberry and the plays she wrote. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Perspective in American Literature: American Drama - Lorraine Hansberry
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.
A Raisin in the Sun: Study Guide
This study guide provides author's biography, summary and analysis by scence, character list, character analysis, and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Lorraine Hansberry's Play "A Raisin in the Sun" Audio
Listen to the play online. There are different audio formats to choose from.
EDSITEment Lesson Plan: A Raisin in the Sun: The Quest for the American Dream
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 Raisin in the Sun: A Unit Plan
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.
ReadWriteThink: Unlocking the Underlying Symbolism and Themes of a Dramatic Work
Students will learn about the symbolism and theme in the play, A Raisin in the Sun.
YouTube: A Raisin in the Sun (1961)
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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