The Voice of Witness Education Program offers free, Common Core-aligned curricula to accompany each of our books, implement oral history projects, and support English Language Learners.

We have seen firsthand how Voice of Witness stories resonate with students, inspiring empathy, outrage, and a deep connection to humanity. By engaging with VOW curricula, students discover their own voices and build stronger relationships with social justice and human rights issues.

All of our curricula is Common Core-aligned, and reflect our educational goals:

  • communication
  • critical thinking
  • literacy
  • cultural competency

Lesson plans are adaptable for a variety of students in a variety of educational settings, though they are written with students grades 9-12 in mind. Click here to learn more about VOW and Common Core, and consider starting a VOW book club with your students or colleagues.

ORAL HISTORY RESOURCES

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Topics such as exile and displacement, racial inequality, activism, and many of the others listed below are present throughout nearly all of the books in our series. However, we have organized the curricula below based on the themes and topics specifically addressed in the lesson plans.