Speaking for Ourselves comes with a 10-page Study Guide for youth and adult educators. The Study Guide explores major themes in the documentary, provides guidelines for discussion and tips for teachers presenting Speaking for Ourselves in a classroom setting. Additionally, the relevant statistics and resources included encourage discussion and participation to enhance learning. Aside from identifying discussion questions, a variety of exercises are also provided. Role playing, debate, writing and listening exercises all contribute to audience involvement in the issues presented, both individually and as a group.

The Study Guide is free with purchase of the video.



"This documentary shows how many youth, all too often dismissed as simply 'troubled' or 'at-risk' are better understood when we see their faces and hear their stories. By valuing the context of their lives, we can appreciate how deserving they are of our support."

- Councilwoman Sherri Harris, Seattle City Council


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