Instructional Materials

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

(Plain Language Version) Article 1. Everyone is born free and equal. Article 2. Everyone has all the rights in this document regardless of race, ethnicity, gender or nationality. Article 3. Everyone has the right to live, to be free and to feel safe. Article 4. No one can be put in slavery. Article 5. No […]

Forms – Community Story and Guide to Positive Action

As part of Small Places, Close to Home, we utilized the Community Story form to help participants consider a human rights issue — either supported or not supported — in their daily lives. After identifying their chosen issue, they then made use of the Guide to Positive Action to clarify what steps they might take […]

Updated Curriculum Now Online

We are pleased to provide the July 2017 edition of the Curriculum and Resource Guide for The World As It Could Be (TWAICB) Human Rights Education Program. This program, is an outgrowth of a series of successful initiatives carried out since 2006 to educate and inspire youth and adults to further human rights for all […]

Invitation to 2017 Summer Institute

Invitation to 2017 Summer Institute

Join us August 3 at Balboa High School for the Institute’s Culminating Presentation!      INVITATION FROM THE WORLD AS IT COULD BE IN COLLABORATION WITH INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Three-Day Institute to Experience The World As It Could Be Program Curriculum Tuesday-Thursday, August 1-3, 2017 at Balboa […]

High School Teacher Uses UDHR to Enrich English Learners Class

High School Teacher Uses UDHR to Enrich English Learners Class

In May 2016, Sandy Sohcot, representing The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program (TWAICB), was the featured presenter at the California Teachers Association ALCOSTA (Alameda/Contra Costa County) Service Center Council Ethnic Minority & Human Rights Reception. Magret (pronounced like “Margaret”) Nunes attended the ALCOSTA Reception. As a teacher of English to English learners […]

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 […]

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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: https://www.usfca.edu/news/three-decades-of-human-rights-education

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 […]