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The American Dream

creating an Animoto video that shows a well-developed opinion of the American Dream

Student Writer Instructions:

Here's an opportunity for you to voice your opinion on an important topic: The American Dream. Follow these steps to create a well-developed idea in your writing and your presentation.

Fill out the "American Dream Journal" graphic organizer.

Listen to “Tiny Boxes” and take notes as instructed on the graphic organizer.

Do the same for “The American Dream” essays and videos.

Fill out graphic organizer for 2nd video and for creation of your own video. Watch second video and fill out organizer. Fill out second organizer with your ideas.

Go to and create your video.


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