Social Reformer—Jane Addams
Jane Addams addressed social problems by participating constructively in her community and establishing a settlement house in Chicago. Students examine how present-day needs can be addressed. This lesson fits into units on urban growth, industrialization, immigration, and women's history.
Jane Addams is used as a model to demonstrate a philanthropist in action, improving many situations, not only in the city of Chicago, but also at state, national and international levels.