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 a model philanthropist in action, improving many situations through volunteerism and advocacy, not only in the city of Chicago, but also at state, national and international levels.
In this second lesson about Jane Addams, we learn about the impact of her philanthropic work and connect it to the needs of our communities today. Young people discuss voluntary actions they can take inspired by Jane Addams.