THE VOICE OF WITNESS EDUCATION PROGRAM
The Voice of Witness Education Program brings the narratives and issues portrayed in the VOW book series into the curricula of schools and universities throughout the U.S.
Our work with students is rooted in the belief that long term, positive change can only be achieved if we foster empathy, inquiry, and critical thinking in young people—our next generation of teachers, leaders, and history-makers.
We serve over 20,000 people annually, and our oral history pedagogy has also been used to train a broad range of advocates for human rights and dignity, including educators, writers, journalists, attorneys, and medical doctors.
Our education team offers:
- Year-round site visits and workshops for schools and community organizations
- Tailored consultancies for schools, organizations, and individuals seeking more in-depth storytelling support
- Amplifying Unheard Voices, a summer intensive oral history training
- Free Common Core-aligned curricula through our website and publication The Power of the Story: The Voice of Witness Teacher’s Guide to Oral History
- Free copies of our anthology The Voice of Witness Reader and access to a nationwide learning community through the Sharing History Initiative