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A. Before you read, preview the chapter by looking at the illustrations and reading the headings and the captions under the pictures. Work with a partner and discuss these questions.

1. What is the main idea of the quotation at the beginning of the chapter?

2. What are some of the reasons people want to come live in the United States? Use this graphic organizer to write down your ideas. Are any of these ideas similar? If so, draw lines connecting them.


3. What is the “American Dream”? (Hint: Give a one-sentence summary of the ideas you wrote for question #2.)

4. What do you think Americans believe is the best thing about their country?

B. Think about what values and beliefs could be important to Americans. Work with a partner, and make three predictions about what you will read. Write your predictions here.


The Context of Traditional American Values:

Updated: 18th July 2015 — 3:16 pm