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Interactive video lesson plan for: Self-Actualization and the American Dream Ad 2

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During the Republican National Convention, an ice sculpture at a Cleveland art gallery inspired passersby to consider the concept of the American dream.

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What is the American Dream in 2016? | The New Yorker

Producer: Philip Montgomery and Afi Scruggs
Editor: Emily Rhyne

Tagged under: rnc,cleveland,republican national convention,art,ice sculpture, american dream,american dream,melting ,ice,ice melting,art installation,rnc art,convention,photography,black white,documentary, yorker, yorker, yorker video

4 questions

1. Finish the statement: "For me, the American Dream is..." before watching the video. (00:00:06)

2. What is your response to the statement that the American Dream should disappear? (00:01:21)

3. Does the dream of "showing compassion" fit with typical definitions of the American Dream? Why or why not? (00:02:12)

4. The artist has chosen an ice sculpture to depict his message that the American Dream should melt away now. What physical material or substance would you use to create a sculpture of the words "American Dream" that would more closely match your own feelings? Why? (00:04:29)

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