Intersection of African-Americans, Civil Religion and Media Influence: Defining American Values, How American Social Values are Constructed, Creating Social Values

Franchone Bey, English, West Charlotte High School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit will focus on understanding the origins of the idea of American values and how they are constructed. Through critical analysis of films, literature and mass media (television shows, news programs), students will be able to recognize how social values influence our perception. Students will also recognize how American social values are used to determine strength of citizenship.