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.
Foundations: A Challenge to Readers, Connecting the Dots, Influence of the Bible, Is There not
a Cause?, The Pioneer Woman
The Founding Fathers: Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, Patrick Henry,
Women of Courage: C.J. Walker, Clara Barton, Dolley Madison, Fanny Crosby, Sacagawea
Overcomers: Alvin York, Audie Murphy, Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, Nathan Hale
Culture Changers: Billy Graham, George Washington Carver, James Dobson, Martin Luther
King, Jr., Noah Webster
Statesmen: Abraham Lincoln, Calvin Coolidge, Ronald Reagan, Stephen F. Austin, Theodore
Great Inventors: Alexander Bell, Eli Whitney, Elias Howe, Robert Fulton, Thomas Edison
Industrial Giants: Henry Ford, Samuel Morse, Theodore Judah, William Boeing, The Wright
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