Lesson Plans

In addition to our network of affiliated Bay Area schools, Voice of Witness books are taught in schools across the country, including CUNY, Loyola University, Francis W. Parker School, Brown University, Haverford College, Charlottesville High School, and New Mexico Highlands University. Voice of Witness has also provided oral history training for nonprofits such as Greenhouse Scholars, the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund, Aim High and the Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education.

Below are some of the curricula developed by our education program. For more oral history resources, lesson plans and activities please refer to The Power of the Story: The Voice of Witness Teacher’s Guide to Oral History. Click here to order a copy.


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Palestine Speaks

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Invisible Hands

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High Rise Stories

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Refugee Hotel

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Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives from Colombians Displaced by Violence

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Inside this Place, Not Of It: Narratives from Women’s Prisons

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Patriot Acts: Narratives of Post 9/11 Injustice

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Voices from the Storm

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Surviving Justice

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