As a teacher, you are a natural influencer, motivator and leader. As mentors and role models to students, teachers have a tremendous opportunity to impact how students grow to understand and appreciate safe and healthy relationships. Lessons from LiteratureSM is an innovative program that calls on English teachers — from all across the country — to bring violence awareness and prevention into your classroom.
Lessons from Literature provides the framework for you to use the books and stories you’re already teaching to increase awareness about the damaging effects of physical, sexual and verbal abuse. Designed to integrate easily into your existing literature curriculum, the program empowers you with resources that help your students build key academic skills and meet national education standards while also learning to recognize abusive uses of power and control and alternatives to violence. Two in-depth lessons are included in this manual to get you started, and we encourage you to create your own lessons using the Lessons from Literature Lesson Template.
If teachers can shape the way young people think and act today, the social norms that currently perpetuate violence can be extinguished tomorrow.
Lessons from Literature Complete Classroom Manual is only available as a digital (PDF) download. Upon checkout, you will receive one downloadable file.