Unit 24b: Shaping a New America

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Unit 24b High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
Works of Poetry from World War I and Speeches from World War II

Alice Paul started the National Women's Party

Unit Description

“Say it loud, I’m Black and I’m proud.” -soul singer James Brown

“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.” -women’s rights leader Gloria Steinem

“We have a power that comes from the justice of our cause.” -farm workers leader Cesar Chavez

As awareness was being raised across America about civil rights for African-Americans, it was only natural for other groups who felt marginalized to make demands of their own. A new feminist movement emerged in the 1960s pressing for modern reforms.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • God created each individual uniquely and for a specific purpose thereby showing the value that God places on human life.
    • For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well. — Psalm 139:13-14
  • We are stewards of God’s earth, ruling over that which is not ours.
    • You made them rulers over the works of Your hands; You put everything under their feet: all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. — Psalm 8:6-8