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Students stunned at video victory; environment is also a winner

Sitting around a table at Meyers Center BOCES in Saratoga, students, teaching assistants, and teachers were busy crocheting. They weren’t making afghans or shawls– but rather, they were turning plastic into possibility. Little did they know they were also making history.

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New anti-bullying lesson plan for defender Jamie Nabozny

New to the Speak Truth to Power site this month is a lesson plan based on the work of human rights defender Jamie Nabozny, the keynote speaker at the Nov. 14 “See a Bully, Stop a Bully: Making a Difference” conference in Albany hosted by the national office of the American Federation of Teachers and its New York affiliate, NYSUT.

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Video: Playwright Ariel Dorfman on Speak Truth to Power

Video: Playwright Ariel Dorfman on Speak Truth to Power

Watch Dorfman explain his connection to the stories of courageous human rights defends and why he decided to help spread the word.

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Inspired in middle school, a student gives back

Inspired in middle school, a student gives back

Atiya Raja first heard about “Rachel’s Challenge” as a student at Chestnut Ridge Middle School in Spring Valley, and it changed her world view. The way Atiya explained it last week while visiting her former middle school teacher Diane Gonzalez at Chestnut Ridge, “I had never thought about the world outside of me. The first [...]

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Were you a prize-winner?

Pre-registered schools participating in the Speak Truth to Power webcast were eligible for giveaways. Winners were chosen at random and announced during the program. Congratulations to the winners! 1. Speak Truth to Power tee-shirts to: Saranac High SchoolElise Beaulieu’s 12th grade class 2. Speak Truth to Power book #1 to: Robert C. Dodson Schoolc/o teacher, [...]

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Video: Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust

Video: Elie Wiesel and the Holocaust

The videos on this page are a companion to the lesson plan “Elie Wiesel: Speaking Truth Against Genocide.”

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Video: Immokalee: From Slavery to Freedom

Video: Immokalee: From Slavery to Freedom

A companion to the lesson plan “Lucas Benitez: Labor Rights”.

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Video: Combating Poverty with Microfinancing

Video: Combating Poverty with Microfinancing

A companion to the lesson plan “Muhammad Yunus: Combating Poverty.”

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Video: Political Freedom in Sudan

Video: Political Freedom in Sudan

The videos on this page are a companion to the lesson plan “Anonymous: Political Freedom.”

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