The Voice of Witness Education Program offers free, Common Core-aligned lesson plans 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, action, and a deeper connection to the world around them. By engaging with VOW lesson plans, students discover their own voices and build stronger relationships with local and global social justice and human rights issues.
All of VOW’s lesson plans are Common Core and Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) aligned, and they reflect our goals for advancing the following student skills:
- Critical thinking
- Creative literacy
- Social awareness
- Relationship building
The lesson plans are adaptable for a variety of students in many educational settings, though they are written with students grades 9-12 in mind. Learn more about Voice of Witness, Common Core, and SEL, and consider starting a VOW book club with your students or colleagues.