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Human rights video contest can make compelling group work for students

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Got group work for your students?

Use this fun, educational and student-centered activity that teaches researching, writing and human rights.

The Speak Truth to Power student video contest co-sponsored by the AFT, challenges middle and high school students to create short films about a human rights violation and the modern-day heroes fighting to stop it. Go to for past winning films and instructions on how to have your students enter. The winning film in the most recent contest will be screened at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival.

Speak Truth to Power is a project of the Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Center for Justice and Human Rights and its website has ready-to-use lesson plans and resources aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards. The RFK Center is also happy to arrange a representative to personally visit your class to introduce human rights curricula and the video contest to your school or students. Contact the Team High School hotline at 212-598-9217 with any questions or for assistance.