Built on our successful pilot work in two Bay Area high schools in 2008 and 2009, our unique curriculum integrates the creative arts and a culminating presentation to excite students about learning, being engaged in actions and behaviors that further positive interactions with their peers, teachers and extended communities, and taking action to promote equity, justice and human dignity for all people. We invite teachers, leaders of non-profit organizations and community leaders to utilize the curriculum.
Separate pages of the curriculum lesson plans and resource guides are posted; we welcome your commentary and invite you to share additional ideas and resources.
Also provided here is information about curriculum trainings, including write-ups, videos and other reflections connected with past Institutes.
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 [...]
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 http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/detail?accno=ED532066 About ERIC ERIC is an online digital library of education literature and is sponsored by [...]
Greetings from the Rex Foundation! We are pleased to provide the July 2012 edition of the Curriculum and Resource Guide for The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program. This program, is an outgrowth of a series of [...]
Performances 2012 Culminating Ceremony: Summer Institute 2012 “The World As It Could Be” on the Road! 2011 Culminating Ceremony: Summer Institute 2011 Mandela High School Honors the UDHR Arroyo High School Celebrates the UDHR Sweet Vibes: “The World As It [...]
Following the success of last year’s three-day Summer Training Institute for teachers, non-profit leaders and graduate students on The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Project, we are delighted to join with the International and Multicultural Studies [...]
Educational materials and a celebratory process for schools, particularly, though not limited to, high schools, as well as organizations working with youth to address social justice issues, that inspire youth to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Universal Declaration [...]
Sandy Sohcot and Ellen Sebastian Chang, the Project’s Creative Director, interacting with the two classes of Arroyo High School juniors and teachers involved in the project. Reflections From Arroyo High School from BAYCAT on Vimeo.
As part of The World As It Could Be Tree Dedication Ceremony, students, teachers, and other collaborators on the project reflect on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Balboa High School Tree Ceremony from BAYCAT on Vimeo.
The World As It Could Be: Human Rights Education Program Curriculum And Resource Guide for Teachers & Organization Leaders Prepared by Sandy Sohcot, Executive Director of the Rex Foundation, Ellen Sebastian Chang, Creative Director and Andrea McEvoy Spero, Curriculum Development [...]