Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Bonnie Mennell


This reader consists of a series of reading units dealing with unique aspects of American culture seen in a historical perspective. The units are entitled "Different ≠ Better (or Worse) ", "The Pioneer Spirit", "Melting Pot", “Mobility", "Youth and the Elderly", and "Interdependence".

It is intended for use by post-secondary or upper secondary advanced students, in courses given either in the United States or abroad. There are six units, each with the same general format. Each unit has one article, a list of key definitions, questions for comprehension, exercises for the understanding and use of vocabulary and grammar, famous quotes, song lyrics, and questions for discussion and/or composition. Background material and suggestions for the use of the reader are also included.


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