MORRISTOWN, NJ - Recently, in social studies, 8th graders worked in teams to identify the causes, characteristics, and results of economic growth during medieval China.  This historical period led to private education, secular literature, novel technology, new production, degrees, and commercialization as well as urbanization reaching an unprecedented height.  Understanding and making sense of the approach used in medieval China allowed students to think critically through what, if any, systems may be replicated in modern times to improve the quality of life in society. 

In 1998 Unity Charter School was founded with a mission to teach children about sustainability.  While many people are familiar with ecological principles of sustainability, many may not realize that the school also teaches children about healthy commons, cultural preservation, systems of change and sustainable economics as part of its mission. 

According to the Cloud Institute, sustainable economics focuses on an evolving set of theories and practices of economics that integrates the economic, and social systems with the ecological systems required to support and maintain life on the planet.

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Unity’s approach allows students to think critically about the economic practices around production and consumption in ways that contribute to the health of the financial, social, and natural capital.

Unity Charter School is a tuition-free, public school in Morris Township that offers a unique approach to education for students from Kindergarten to 8th Grade throughout New Jersey. Enrollment is open to all New Jersey residents.

Unity Charter School will be hosting Open Houses on December 4th, 2019: 9:00 am & 7:00 pm and on February 20, 2020: 7:00 pm

 

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