Pillars of Culture: 50 People Who Made America Great Chapter 5 Text from Paradigm


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Pillars of Culture features 50 people who contributed to making the United States a great nation. This unique course is designed to earn one high school transcript credit in either social studies or Reading Enhancement.

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Pillars of Culture consists of five soft-cover chapters with five companion student activity books. Section quizzes and chapter tests measure student comprehension.

Highlighted vocabulary words, life principles, and activity questions enhance student’s potential for success.  Students cannot read this course without developing a deep appreciation for the nation’s heritage.  Each vignette exposes the good, bad, and ugly aspects of human nature. Role models in athletics, arts, academics, industry, government, communication, and religion demonstrate how men and women of various ethnic backgrounds applied their talents, skills, character, and temperaments to overcome obstacles to make major contributions to American culture.

Chapter 5 includes:
Icons of Culture: John Hancock, John Wayne, Kit Carson, DeVos and Van Andel, Sam Walton
Communicators of Culture: Milton Friedman, Norman Rockwell, Paul Revere, Thomas
Kinkade, Zane Grey

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