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Description

The American Dream is described as an idea held by many that through hard work, courage and determination, prosperity can be achieved. But is this a worthwhile dream? Omar explains how his pursuit of wealth saw him attempt to take it by force.
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First broadcast:
17 October 2007

Classroom Ideas

This clip could be used to illustrate what is meant by the American Dream. Students could compare this to their understanding of the term. The class could create a table which lists benefits and potential problems related to the American Dream ideology.