Pillars of Culture consists of five soft-cover chapters with five companion student activity books. Section quizzes and chapter tests measure student comprehension. This unique course is designed to earn one high school transcript credit in either social studies or Reading Enhancement. Highlighted vocabulary words, life principles, and activity questions enhance student's potential for success. Pillars of Culture features 50 people who contributed to making the United States a great nation. 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. Pillars of Culture is a must-have course for today's youth.