West Side Story: America
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  • Psychology → Group Dynamics → Polarization
  • History → American History → Immigration

The group of women sing about the amazing American life and the opportunities that it offers, while the men take a pessimistic view on America.

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  1. What positives of living in America do the women praise?
  2. What negatives of living in America do the men decry?
  3. Which positives and negatives may ring true to this day?

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    Compare and contrast a fictional portrayal of a time, place, or character and a historical account o...
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    analyze the effects of exploration, immigration, migration, and limited resources on the economic de...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the effects of immigration, migration, and limited resources on the economic development and...
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    trace characteristics of various contemporary societies in regions that resulted from historical eve...
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    analyze the political, economic, and social impact of major events in the latter half of the 20th an...
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    identify selected racial, ethnic, and religious groups that settled in the United States and explain...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    The student understands the causes and effects of migration and immigration on American society. The...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    analyze the causes and effects of changing demographic patterns resulting from legal and illegal imm...
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    explain changes in American culture brought about by government policies such as voting rights, the ...

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