Instructional Materials

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 […]

Reflecting on Arroyo High School

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.

Reflections from Balboa High School

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.