Day 5

A Raisin in the Sun Lesson Plan

Classroom Activities

  1. 1

    Poitier/Glover/Combs

    Kind of Activity:

    Technology

    Objective:

    Students will be able to compare and contrast different interpretations of the play

    Common Core Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.1, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.2, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.9-10.3

    Structure:

    Show students Act 3 from three different filmed versions of A Raisin in the Sun:

    • The 1961 film starring Sidney Poitier and Claudia MacNeil, directed by Daniel Petrie
    • The 1989 "American Playhouse" TV version, starring Danny Glover and Esther Rolle, directed by Bill Duke
    • The 2008 ABC TV version, starring Sean Combs and Phylicia Rashad, directed by Kenny Leon

    Discuss the choices the different actors and directors...

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