Educator & Student Resources


The Past to the Present


For Students
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

Visit these links for helpful information:

Harriet Beecher Stowe Biography

Annotated Bibliography for Young Readers

All documents are property of the Stowe Center.

Need more information? Would you like to interview a Stowe Center museum educator? Contact us.

Student Stowe Prize

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.


Take Action

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.

Helpful links for more information:

Do Something – Young people + Social Change

Generation On: Family Volunteer Guide

Share Ideas for Social Change

Have you read a book or seen a movie or a play that inspired you?
Maybe it was a poem, a song, or a work of art that changed the way you thought about something?
Share your favorite below and inspire others.

How do you share your voice, speak up, or make a difference in the world?

Have you started a program in your school or community to help others?
Do you participate in local or national programs that make a difference in the lives of others?

Share your story below.