Numerous studies consistently reveal that America’s high school and college students do not know basic facts about the history of communism in the 20th century. In this environment, it is no wonder that personalities and symbols of communism are worn on clothing and even celebrated as signifying equality and justice. In an effort to remedy this sad reality, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation in 2013 released an all new high school curriculum resource—Communism: Its Ideology, Its History, Its Legacy—intended for public, private, and home schools across the country.
The curriculum was written by Dr. Paul Kengor and Dr. Lee Edwards. Claire McCaffery Griffin served as editor and academic adviser.

To access a copy of the curriculum, please click the button below.

Seminar Readings

To access the seminar's assigned readings, please click the button below.


To access primary documents required as pre-reading that will be part of the discussion and instruction, please click the button below.


Bringing history to life in the classroom is one of the most effective way to impact students. Interested in having a scholar or witness of communism speak to your students? VOC would be happy to arrange a lecture at your middle or high school.
To request a speaker, please complete the form via the “Request A Speaker” button below.

In Service Workshops

We would like to reach as many educators as possible. If you would like to host a day-long workshop for your school district during a professional development day, please send an email using the “Request A Workshop” button below. You should include your name, school, school address, contact phone number, and estimated number of workshop participants.