If all of the elements of this lesson plan are employed, students will develop the following powers, skills, and understanding:
Students will be able to understand both the journeys of the Younger family members in A Raisin in the Sun and the social commentary driving the play.
Students will be able to analyze the drama and construct written and verbal arguments about that narrative.
Students will be able to use multiple means and media—visual, written, oral—to interpret the play.
Students will be able to understand the complex relationships between a writer's experience and her play.