AWTT uses the power of art to make content come alive through Truth Teller portrait subjects and their stories. AWTT interdisciplinary resources encourage students to act for the common good while deepening their knowledge and understanding of past and current events.
- Lesson Plans
- Speaking Truth to Youth video interviews
- Project-based service-learning program – The Samantha Smith Challenge
Use these lessons as is or adapt them to your classroom needs.
Students use the portraits to look into the eyes of activists and connect history, science, language arts, music and other curriculum as they build a bridge between the classroom and critical issues in the world.
Speaking Truth to Youth
Watch AWTT portrait subjects talk about what led them to become activists, what continues to guide them, and what advice they have for young activists.
Samantha Smith Challenge
This project-based service learning option uses research and community connections to teach students to take action to solve the challenges and problems they see around them.
“I went to your session at MAMLE and couldn’t believe how perfectly the project fit with the unit plans I had developed for our ‘You Be the Judge: Justice Through Art’ project. I feel very strongly that SSC [Samantha Smith Challenge] is one of the best educational programs around.”