Common Good in Colonial America

Unit of 3 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
Language Arts
Media / Technology
Social Studies
Arts Education
Issue Area: 
Civil society
Focus Question 

How does a community form to address issues for the common good? 


Photo Credit:  Colonial Williamsburg - Spinning Wheel by Brian Holland is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

What did philanthropy look like during the colonial times? Learners find examples in literature of the simple act of doing something for the common good. Learners research how colonial organizations developed in the nonprofit/ independent sector have transformed themselves over time to continue to provide for the common good.

Service Experience 
In Lesson Three, learners will set up stations in school and/or the community to collect used books to be donated to places in need of them.
Lessons in This Unit