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The American Dream


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The American Dream
Context 21 , Cornelsen 2010
Seite 54
American Core Values
Summit G8 , Schöningh

Working with info-boxes:

Read the text carefully, highlighting key terms and catch phrases.
Can you now answer the questions?

Serve & volley
Pupils are divided into two groups facing each other. The two teams take it in turns to ask and answer questions written down before. The winner is the team which has answered at least 5 questions correctly.

idea taken from / see also:
W orking with the Focus on Facts pages , Summit G8 , Schöningh 2010, p. 254

Set of questions:

  • Explain the ambivalent role religion plays in the US.
  • Give a synonym for the expression “inalienable” (rights).
  • How can US American ambition to be the first, best, mightiest in the world be explained?
  • Name a concept for the USA as a nation of immigrants.
  • What does it need to be successful in American terms?
  • Which are the notions related to the Statue of Liberty?
  • Which expression(s) illustrates the basic idea of the American Dream?
  • Which political inequalities flaw America’s image as the ‘greatest democracy in the world’?
  • Which system controls the power of the American president?
  • Which triad symbolises the basis of US American democracy?
  • Which values has the Dream inspired in US American society?
  • Why are the USA so exceptional where world politics are concerned?



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