Unit 17: Old Values vs. New Values

The Jazz Singer

Unit 17 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Modern
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Civilization
American
Literature
Animal Farm – by George Orwell

Protests sparked by the conviction of anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

Unit Description

The original ideal of the Puritan City upon a hill seemed to be slipping away in the pursuit of materialism and self-gratification. The moral standards of the Victorian Age were forgotten in the age of Freud and the flapper. There were those who saw much to fear in the changes sweeping through their culture. They would not give up without a fight.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

    • All philosophies, values and belief systems should be viewed and judged in light of Scripture and not man’s wisdom.
      • Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. — Proverbs 3:7
      • See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. — Colossians 2:8

Unit 17 Resources: High School

Download History Unit Download Language Arts Unit Download Maps Interactive Map

 

Resources:

VIDEOS ON THIS WEBSITE SHOULD BE PREVIEWED BY PARENTS BEFORE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO WATCH VIDEOS. SOME VIDEOS MAY CONTAIN INFORMATION ON SENSITIVE TOPICS. 

The Changing Morals and Culture of the Early 1900’s

Inventions of the Early 1900’s

Only Yesterday, by Fredrick Lewis Allen 

The Red Scare of the 1920’s

Arts:

Singers of the Early 1900’s

Russian Art of the Early 1900’s