Educator & Student Resources


The Past to the Present


For Students
Discover Harriet Beecher Stowe!
Harriet is an important American icon who influenced literature, history, and culture worldwide in her lifetime. She was also a courageous social activist. The legacy of her sentimental novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin continues to have impact today.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Biography

Annotated Bibliography for Young Readers

Take Action

Harriet lived during a time when women were not encouraged to speak up; especially not in public. Despite this fact, she found a way to use her voice to influence positive change: she wrote a book with enough power to change people’s minds!

At the Stowe Center we like the phrase: One person can only do so much!

We know that one person’s actions CAN make a positive difference. Here is a list of ways to make a difference. What else would you add to the list?

  • 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 at Stowe.
  • Learn how to organize and facilitate community conversations at school: Tell your teacher about Stowe Center School Programs and Outreach.

Helpful links for more information:

Do Something – Young People + Social Change

Generation On: Family Volunteer Guide

Field Trips at Stowe

Learn more about the Harriet Beecher Stowe educational programing HERE