Conduct short research projects to answer a question, drawing on several sources and refocusing the inquiry when appropriate. And he soon brings his mother and sister here. Who doesnt want this dream? Brianna Rogers Block D 1. He knows that people in America do not usually greet eacother with dances and songs. Electricity, needed for pretty much everything now in the U. How has this really affected you? Throughout the war, villages were raided and huge numbers of Southern Sudanese were enslaved and murdered, as a result of this the ongoing civil war displaced millions southerners.
Emily Christy Period B 1. Also, we have cars, planes, and many ways of transportation. We think that everyone should have these things, like natural born things. Write on the board instructing them to take notes to prepare for an in class essay 2. When John came here, he wanted to keep his culture. The American dream and the Sudanese-American dream differ from one another a great deal. They believe that the Dinka people also should have this opportunity.
When his mother does the Dinka song and dance John is sort of embarrassed. And what evidence did you see that these boys are moving away from the Sudanese, the Dinka, culture? Worksheets that save paper, ink and time. How are political relationships of the Sudan reflecting the journey of the Lost Boys? Introduce precise, knowledgeable claim s , establish the significance of the claim s , distinguish the claim s from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that logically sequences claim s , counterclaims, reasons, and evidence. We take many of the great aspects of our culture for granted. They appreciate different things then us. People of the American dream just worry about them, and want what is best for them.
For example, John is always talking about how he wants to give and give to his people but it is hard. Some fled into southern cities, others trekked as far north as Khartoum and even into Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Egypt, and other neighboring countries. Talk to the class about terms such as migration, cultural diffusion, immigrant, emigrant, refugee, and resettlement. We as Americans, live a much more modern and updated lifestyle. Hulu: God Grew Tired of Us Movie Classroom Resources: Outline Maps This website provides outlines of maps that the students can us to draw out the journey of the Lost Boys.
Although they cannot be home in Sudan, they are still comforted by helping the people there. When some of the Lost Boys move to America what is the biggest challenge? When they first arrived in America they were amazed at some of the things that are here. One of the men in the film was ecstatic to be able to go back to his homeland, after a few years in America, and build a school for the children. The way the Dinka looked at our culture was enlightening in how they question the things we take as just part of our culture, like Santa Clause who really has nothing to do with Christmas. Do you think this is true? They were very shocked once they arrived here. As Americans we take it for granted that we have clean running water and food to support us and our families with everyday. In Sudan people didnt have a lot of opporotunites to become their best.
That way they can live their dreams. And, we are to own our own house with green grass and nice backyard for the kids to play in. Analyze a complex set of ideas or sequence of events and explain how specific individuals, ideas, or events interact and develop over the course of the text. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience. He had been living as an American for three years and to see his mother dancing that way it took him by shock to see his old culture again. One example is how Panther finds he makes a stable life here in America and decides to return to Africa and then marrys his wife.
Like clean water, food, clothes, and schools. The Sudanese-American dream is that of school and collage, and learning. When the Dinkas arrive in America I believe this expresses the most apporiate response - most Americans take what they have for granted. During the documentary John, a Dinka refuge, was reunited with his mother after being separated for seventeen years. To people from Sudan, who have grown up in much hardship, they dream of coming to America for opportunity.
But, being here for over three years has completely changed that. Has it made think about your own culture? Allison Capprini Period F 1. As John and his mother are walking throught the airport his mother continues singing and dancing. These object are just simple and minor thing to us, but to the Dinkas they were fantastic and a big step up from what they were use to. John has almost lost his connection to his culture. Once the job is started we get married and have kids in a big, perfect house. Our society needs learn more from them.
This will make us to look more Dinka. Before this part I put students into groups to brainstorm what things will be strange, difficult and exciting for the boys. Oh, look at these people are eating even using their hands. Have them talk about their answers to the Day 1 questions in their small groups. John is really surprised by this and is not sure what to do.
Arabic was made the language of administration in the south, and northerners began to hold positions there. Now a day, in America, children dread going to school. Also, the men want independence and freedom. Unfortunately, no matter how close you are to somebody in such a war-torn contient as Africa, you will find people you've met 17 years ago different, in this case John finds his mom very different. Even always being able to have food in our mouths or water to drink was a great privilege for them. For example, we take our homes for granted.