Explore ways to bring your students…
…Stowe’s story, primary source documents, writing, and civic engagement. Help your class connect the past to the present.
Coming Soon: Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Teacher Guide
Classroom activities to complement your Stowe Center visit.
Primary Source Documents
A primary source document is an artifact created by individuals during a particular time in history. Primary sources can be photographs, letters, posters, essays, or speeches.
CT Anti-Slavery Convention Broadside
Discover Harriet Beecher Stowe – an important icon of American literature, culture and social activism. Share how you are making a difference in your school or community, and explore ways other students are making a difference.
History Day Projects
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All documents are property of the Stowe Center.
Need more information? Would you like to interview a Stowe Center museum educator? Contact us.
Words that Changed the World: A Reading List for Young People
Maybelle the Cable Car Virginia Lee Burton 1952
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein 1964
Blubber Judy Blume 1974
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D. Taylor 1976
The Giver Lois Lowry 1993
Grandfather’s Journey Allen Say 1993
Children Just Like Me Barnabas Kindersley 1995
The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963 Christopher Paul Curtis 1995
Monster Walter Dean Myers 1999
Magic Tree House: Civil War on Sunday Mary Pope Osborne 2000
The Water Hole Graeme Base 2001
And Tango Makes Three Justin Richardson 2005
The Book Thief Markus Zusak 2005
Whoever You Are Mem Fox 2006
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian Sherman Alexie 2007
Grace for President Kelly S. DiPucchio 2008
Nasreen’s Secret School Jeanette Winter 2009
The Curious Garden Peter Brown 2009
Wonder R.J. Palacio 2012
Brave Girl: Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers’ Strike of 1909 Michelle Markel 2013
Brown Girl Dreaming Jacqueline Woodson 2014
Last Stop on Market Street Matt de la Peña 2015
The Student Stowe Prize, established by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in 2012, recognizes outstanding writing by United States high school and college students that is making a tangible impact on a social justice issue critical to contemporary society.
Award recognition includes a $2,500 prize for the college winner and a $1,000 prize for the high school winner. The Student Stowe Prizes will next be awarded in June 2018 at the Stowe Center’s fundraising event, the Big Tent Jubilee.
Entry Deadline: February 2, 2018
Volunteer at a food bank.
Donate gently used clothes and books.
Mentor younger students and help with homework.
Organize school activities that support self-confidence, leadership, and positive student interactions.
Start a club at your school, library or community center that raises awareness about a social issue.
Participate in Salons by Stowe conversations — in person at the Stowe Center or via Twitter #SalonsbyStowe.
Learn how to organize and facilitate community conversations at school: Tell your teacher about Stowe Center School Programs and Outreach.
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