Social Reformer—Jane Addams

Unit of 2 Lessons
Grade Levels: 
9
10
11
12
Subjects: 
Philanthropy
Social Studies
Media / Technology
Issue Area: 
Diverse people
Focus Question 

How does an individual use personal interests and strengths to impact the common good? 

 

Photo Credit:  Jane Addams, 1906 by George de Forest Brush by Cliff is licensed under CC by 2.0

Unit Overview 

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. 

Service Experience 
  Students look for ways to address a need in their local community, such as volunteer at a community center or food bank.
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