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Ch 2: Pioneers of Education Lesson Plans

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The Pioneers of Education chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about historic educational leaders in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Pioneers of Education chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

DayTopicsKey Terms and Concepts Covered
MondayJane Addams, Mary McLeod Bethune and John Dewey Influence of leading activists and educators on education during the late 1880s and early 1900s, including Mary McLeod Bethune's impact on African-American education
TuesdayW.E.B. DuBois and Margaret HaleyAcademic and civil rights achievements of W.E.B. DuBois, including his impact on education; contributions of Maragaret Haley to education and teachers' unions
WednesdayThomas Jefferson and Horace MannEducational views of President Thomas Jefferson; educational reforms of Horace Mann, representative and congressman
Thursday Maria Montessori and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi Maria Montessori's and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi's groundbreaking approaches to education
FridayBooker T. Washington and Noah WebsterAcademic accomplishments and contributions of Booker T. Washington, former slave and African-American leader; language and spelling reforms of Noah Webster, Founding Father and dictionary publisher

11 Lessons in Chapter 2: Pioneers of Education Lesson Plans
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Jane Addams' Impact on Education

1. Jane Addams' Impact on Education

Jane Addams serves as an outstanding example of how compassion and dedication can be used to support others. In this lesson, we will provide a brief background of her life but more specifically an in-depth look at her impact on education in the U.S.

Mary McLeod Bethune: Facts & Impact on Education

2. Mary McLeod Bethune: Facts & Impact on Education

The daughter of former slaves, Mary McLeod Bethune was a revolutionary educator, civil rights activist, presidential advisor, and leader. In this video, we will take a brief look at her life and her lasting impact on American education.

John Dewey on Education: Impact & Theory

3. John Dewey on Education: Impact & Theory

John Dewey is one of the most influential thinkers in the history of modern educational theory. In this video, we will briefly explore his philosophical position and how his ideas have impacted education for decades.

W.E.B. DuBois: Facts & Impact on Education

4. W.E.B. DuBois: Facts & Impact on Education

W.E.B. DuBois was one of the most influential thinkers and activists of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a champion for civil rights, a renowned scholar, and an extraordinary educator. In this video, we will look at his life and his lasting impact on the field of education.

Margaret Haley's Impact on Education

5. Margaret Haley's Impact on Education

Educator, organizer, and leader Margaret Haley spent her life fighting for teachers' rights through her leadership of the Chicago Teachers Federation. In this video, we will take a look at her legacy and lasting impact on public education.

Thomas Jefferson's Views on Education

6. Thomas Jefferson's Views on Education

You probably know that Thomas Jefferson was a founding father, the drafter of the Declaration of Independence, and the third president of the United States. However, did you know Jefferson also had a great impact on education? In this lesson, we will take a look at how his views impacted American education.

Horace Mann's Impact on Education

7. Horace Mann's Impact on Education

Horace Mann was an American education reformer credited with founding the Common School Movement, which was instrumental in the development of a system of public education. In this lesson, we will explore Mann's contributions to public education in America.

Maria Montessori: Theory & Contributions to Education

8. Maria Montessori: Theory & Contributions to Education

Italian physician and educator Maria Montessori's unique approach to education has been influencing the field since the early 1900s. In this lesson, we will take a look at some of her innovative methods as well as evaluate her impact on modern education.

Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Theory & Impact on Education

9. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi: Theory & Impact on Education

A Swiss education reformer, Pestalozzi encouraged an approach to education that focused on the whole child. In this video, we will take a look at how his contributions and philosophy have had lasting effects.

Booker T. Washington's Views on Education

10. Booker T. Washington's Views on Education

Booker T. Washington was the founder of the renowned Tuskegee University, a dedicated activist, and a driven educator. In this video, we will take a look at his life, legacy, and impact on education.

Noah Webster's Impact on Education

11. Noah Webster's Impact on Education

You may know Noah Webster from his creation of the popular dictionary, but there is much more to Webster. In this video, we will take a brief look at Webster's life and his impact on American education.

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