Let Your Words Change the World

Are you looking to improve your student’s writing?  Do you know that 2011 is the 200th birthday of Connecticut’s First Lady of Literature?

Harriet Beecher Stowe wrote a novel that changed people’s minds about slavery.  The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is now providing a writing program for grades 4 -10.  Activities will introduce students to Stowe’s life and work and encourage them to use their words to create change (practicing expository and persuasive writing skills).

“Let Your Words Change the World” program will:

  • Improve your students’ writing, reading and research skills
  • Use multi-media platforms and up-to-the minute tools and resources.
  • Promote  classroom discussion on civic engagement and advocacy
  • Offer students a chance to be recognized for their writing

The Stowe Center has created this specialized curriculum, with a rich variety of resources and tools in honor of Stowe’s 200th birthday.

December Programming at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center:

Seasonal Tour: Christmas at the Stowe’s-Experience the Stowe family’s life during the holiday season and view rarley-seen family artifacts and historically accurate decorations.  Gain insight in the social changes in the 19th-century celebration of Christmas.  Learn how the Beechers and the Stowes celebrated the season with special attention to sharing their good fortune and spending time with family and friends.

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About stowestudents

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War. The Stowe Center is a 21st-century museum and program center using Stowe's story to inspire social justice and positive change.

Posted on November 22, 2010, in Stowe Center Info. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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