This literature unit on the Post-Modern era is the eighth and final unit in the American Literary movement series which includes: The Puritan Era, The Age of Reason, The Romantic Era, Transcendentalism, Realism, Harlem Renaissance, Modernism and Post Modernism. Following modernism, the post-modern movement emerged within the genetic codes of modern thinking, where the world had been broken off from more permanent concepts of truth. Post-modernism is akin to structuralism which states that truth is not only plural, but it is selfishly motivated and it is constructed through the over-arching systems and “structures” that manage and govern our lives. Therefore, what is regarded as “true” through the interpretation and understanding of one person, is only a piece of truth, or may remain untrue, for another person embedded within the same super-structure. Though we might share in the greater “meaning” and "value" we may also disagree about how we interpret and understand it, and the problems that derive from within it. This may lead us into moral dilemmas and confrontations with others. The tension experienced by these endless confrontations living within our super structures is the essence of post-modern thinking and writing. This tension, for the post-modernist, is endless, whereas for the modernist, the tension might lead to “progress.” This unit includes a comprehensive PDF power point that covers the historic and psychological context, notable writers and writings, as well as scaffolded guided notes that make the topics and issues of the Post-Modern era relevant to the students.