Her words changed the world.

Teacher Resources and Articles

"A moderate attention to current literature liberalizes the mind."

Teacher Resources Overview

View the education programs, get lesson plans to use in your classroom and resources to prepare your students for a visit to the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

Discover Harriet Beecher Stowe — an important icon of American literature, culture and social activism.  Anticipate an inspiring journey connecting the life and work of this accomplished woman to contemporary times with an education program at the Stowe Center.  Your students will explore the world of Stowe – the writer, artist, gardener and activist, and learn how her words changed the world.


Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Teacher's Guide

Periodically the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center hosts Teacher Institutes.  Teachers have come from all over the country to learn about Stowe and her world. Curriculum created by participants are in the Lesson Plans.

Past Teacher Institute topics have included:

  • This Question of Slavery: Perspectives from Primary Sources
  • Abolition, Education and Suffrage: The Impact of 19th Century Women Activists
  • Slavery and Emancipation in New England
  • Novels of Protest in Antebellum America
  • Protest and Passion: Abolition in New England

Teachers may use any of the documents for educational purposes only. Any other use of the documents, including reprint, requires written permission from the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center.

Lesson Plans

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Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
77 Forest Street
Hartford, CT 06105