Unit 18a High School
- Subjects Covered
- Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
- Time Period
- Grade Level
- High School: 9 – 12
- Animal Farm – by George Orwell
“Once I built a railroad, I made it run. I made it race against time.
“Once I built a railroad, now it’s done. Brother, can you spare a dime?”
– Lyrics by E. Y. “Yip” Harburg
At the end of the 1920s, the United States boasted the largest economy in the world. With the destruction wrought by World War I, Europeans struggled while Americans flourished. Upon succeeding to the presidency, Herbert Hoover predicted that the United States would soon see the day when poverty was eliminated. Then, just as America reached a moment of apparent triumph, everything fell apart. The stock market crash of 1929 touched off a chain of events that plunged the United States into the longest, deepest economic crisis of its history.
Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles
- Happiness and success is not found in the gathering of wealth.
- To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner He gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. — Ecclesiastes 2:26
Unit 18a Resources: High School
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