The goal of the Curriculum Subcommittee is to help in the development and dissemination of materials about Sojourner Truth to local school teachers.
- The subcommittee developed sample lesson plans for 3-4 grade teachers based on the book “Only Passing Through” by Anne Rockwell. The sample lessons, along with a copy of the book and audio tape and CD reading of the book were donated to 10 local elementary schools
- In 2006-07 the subcommittee cooperated with the Deerfield Teacher’s Center in developing a high school unit: “Sojourner’s Third Life Chapter: Finding Other Truths at the Northampton Association for Education and Industry”. This teacher workshop is ongoing in the teacher training development of the Deerfield Teacher’s Center: http://deerfield.history.museum/dtc/index.htm
- In 2009-10, a play about Sojourner was developed in collaboration with Enchanted Circle Theater. They have now produced a complete version of the play for purchase on CD.
Touching History with Art: It is wonderful to see the different ways that people integrate Sojourner and her message into their work and lives. A Pioneer Valley (Western Massachusetts) photographer and teacher recently posted this very interesting lesson plan using art to illuminate Sojourner’s message.