For Educators
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.

Transcript – Stowe’s Letter to Frederick Douglass

1852 Missouri Broadside

CT Anti-Slavery Convention Broadside

Interested in professional development opportunities? We have a variety of interactive workshops available on and off site. Contact us, info@stowecenter.org

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

Key Terms and Figures

Nook Farm, Stowe’s Hartford Neighborhood

Timeline of Events

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.

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

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.

More Information

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.