Stitch in Time for the Common Good (A)
Learners will understand how past contributions of American scientists have contributed to improving society. Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship and making contributions to society. The role of for profit and non-profit organizations, especially non-governmental organizations, in improving the common good will be researched.
Learners will develop an understanding of the importance of participating in active citizenship through their contributions to society. Benjamin Franklin will be highlighted as an example of a person who engaged in active citizenship.
Learners will understand that for profit and non-profit organizations help bring about breakthroughs in modern science/medicine. These contributions to the common good require the support of philanthropists, large and small.
Learners will research the lives of key Americans, from the colonial period through Reconstruction, who advanced science and improved the common good. Learner research will be summarized using the obituary literary format.
Using the example of Benjamin Franklin’s philanthropy, learners will research the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and analyze why their work cannot wholly be replicated by government.