We look at the Society of Friends/Quakers and describe how this group promoted the common good. The Quakers pushed for religious freedom and freedom of choice, which are Core Democratic Values. As a group, they formed organizations to promote social change in the areas of slavery,...
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Learners will find examples in literature of the simple act of doing something for the common good. They will research examples of philanthropists in colonial America.
Unit: Courage of the Heart
Students learn about the scientific contributions of African American inventors and scientists. They view a film about Vivien Thomas and a breakthrough surgery in 1944.
Unit: Bridges for All
Students describe the brave work of one female Quaker who served a lifeline for fugitives and freedmen before the Civil War. They research several examples of the philanthropic work of individuals and organizations before, during, and after the Civil War....