Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Student Lesson 1, "A Raisin in the Sun" Trailers from 1961 and 2006

Before we as a class begin reading the play by Lorrainne Hansberry, "A Raisin in the Sun," I would like us to generally begin preparing for understanding this classic text. It is a very famous play that has been shown in different ways.

The two videos below are trailers (movie advertisements) for movies made in 1961 and 2006.


Watch the two videos and determine how they are the same or different. Write a paragraph for each question below:

1) How are characters in each movie portrayed? (1961 and 2006 version)

2) What do you think the theme (main message) of the movie is?

3) Is either movie more interesting than the other? Why?