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CPHS_English 11B - Essay: Home

Assignment

Prompt:

Choose a marginalized American culture from a specific period of the Contemporary era (1940 to present). In a full-process essay, explore the unique American Dream that group was working towards. Research how the historical context of your period influenced both the marginalized group and their dream. Finally, determine whether or not they attained their dream. Provide evidence to support your claims.

 

Marginalized Groups:

Women

LGBTQ2

People of Color

Black

Latino

Asian

American Indian

Immigrants

Working Class

People Living in Poverty

Other (teacher approval required)

 

Within each of these marginalized groups are multiple subgroups which you are also encouraged to explore (e.g., Women of Color, Japanese Americans, Latino Immigrants, Migrant Workers, etc.)

 

Possible Structure:

Introduction & Thesis

Historical Context of Time Period

Marginalized Group in Context

Description of Culture’s American Dream

Conclusion: Did they get their dream? Connection to Present.

 

Requirements

Six sources from the databases

Five quotes from each source

Fifteen paragraph essay (with Reference and cover page)