Lessons From Literature

African american boy in classroom One in three teens reports knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, or physically hurt by a partner. Teens and young women are especially vulnerable to violence.

Lessons from Literature is a free online resource that gives English teachers a framework to use the novels, poems, plays, and stories they are already teaching to help their students build healthy, non-violent relationships.

The program is designed to easily integrate into a teacher’s existing curriculum, and is used by teachers across the U.S. – from Council Bluffs, Iowa to San Bernardino, California. The lessons encourage students to recognize abuse and its consequences and find alternatives to violence.

This innovative resource developed by FUTURES in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English.


Visit the Lessons from Literature website now! 


Lessons from literature