Instructional Materials

Before You Act, Do This

With Internet-based media as an ever-increasing source of information, it is challenging to determine what is factually based data and news rather than inflammatory language and images designed to manipulate our responses. Vital to our ability to actively participate in democratic processes, as spelled out in Article 21 of the UDHR, is that we act on […]

Resources to Be Well Informed

Article 21 of the UDHR holds: (1) Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives. (2) Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country. (3) The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; […]

Presentation: Three Decades of Human Rights Education

Presentation: Three Decades of Human Rights Education

The University of San Francisco MA in Human Rights Education Program and the HRE-USA Northern California Chapter recently held an event featuring HRE pioneers Nancy Flowers and Norma Tarrow in conversation. We’re happy to share the video and article about this event here:

Now Available–Our 2016 Curriculum and Resource Guide!

Now Available–Our 2016 Curriculum and Resource Guide!

We’re happy to share with you the July 2016 edition of the Curriculum and Resource Guide forThe World As It Could Be (TWAICB) Human Rights Education Program.  We hope you’ll find it a valuable source of information and teaching tools for integrating human rights education into your own work. Among the essential aspects of TWAICB’s […]

Teaching Human Rights Through the Arts at Balboa High School

Recipe for Room 300 Take 30 Articles. Add 29 students from five countries. Stir gently. Fold in equal parts reading, writing, listening, and speaking, and courage. While continuing to stir, add 1 cup each singing, movement, music, and art. Season with 1 tablespoon each gratitude, reflection, empathy, and action. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat […]

Continuing Relevance of the UDHR: More Thoughts

Since we asked about whether—and, if so, how—knowing about human rights mattered in today’s world, we’ve received some thoughtful, and thought-provoking, responses. Here are some insights shared by Bob Groves of Philadelphia:   Thanks for asking this question. I believe it matters greatly. For the last four years I have been teaching a course I call “Human Rights in […]

Teaching Human Rights: One Teacher’s Experience

Following the presentation “Poetic Justice” by students at Robert Goddard Montessori Middle School, we asked Gloria Darlington, History Teacher and Social Studies Chair, about how the production came together, and what students learned in the process. We think her comments offer much practical wisdom for other teachers trying to present human rights issues to their […]

2014 Curriculum and Resource Guide:
The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program

We’re happy to announce our updated curriculum, resources and lesson plans for 2014 View and download them here.

“THIS IS A PUBLIC RECORD”–Download Andrea McEvoy Spero’s Dissertation

Andrea McEvoy Spero‘s Ph.D. dissertation for the University of San Francisco, “THIS IS A PUBLIC RECORD”: TEACHING HUMAN RIGHTS THROUGH THE PERFORMING ARTS is now available for download as a PDF file. Download Andrea McEvoy Spero’s Dissertation as a PDF As part of her research, Andrea has been following The World As It Could Be […]

Curriculum and Resource Guide Now Available at Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

The World As It Could Be Curriculum and Resource Guide for Teachers & Organization Leaders is now available through the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) at About ERIC ERIC is an online digital library of education literature and is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.  ERIC provides unlimited […]