Tag Archive | human rights education

NCSS Adopts Resolution in Support of Human Rights Education

At its annual conference in San Francisco last week, the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) unanimously approved the resolution attached below. Rosemary Blanchard reports: “While it was up for discussion, four state affiliate representatives stood up and asked for their state to be listed as a co-sponsor. We are on a roll to bring […]

Summer Institute 2017: Watch the Videos!

We’re pleased to share these videos of this year’s Culminating Presentation by participants in our Summer Institute, presented with the USF School of Education at Balboa High School in San Francisco, and of the discussions that followed.

Future Leaders Go to Washington

Future Leaders Go to Washington

A primary initiative of TWAICB is a high school curriculum geared to social studies and language arts classes, one that utilizes the creative arts and a culminating presentation to deepen learning of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).   The Future Leaders of Social Change Academy, a small learning community of Arroyo High School, […]

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 […]

Consider This:<br> Human Rights as a “Rising Tide” to Float All Boats

Consider This:
Human Rights as a “Rising Tide” to Float All Boats

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: Ten years ago, the desire to bring to life the concept of human rights as a connector of many worthy endeavors to improve people’s lives launched The World As It Could Be Program (TWAICB). One big inspiration was the Grateful Dead song “Uncle John’s Band“:  “Come hear Uncle John’s Band by the […]

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 […]

Why Human Rights Education Matters to You

Why Human Rights Education Matters to You

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: In mid-July we shared Sting’s words: “We need a new version of the world, one based on empathy, on solidarity, one based on our common humanity.” Because I believe this vision is possible, I seek to work on it with you as part of The World As It Could Be […]

Putting the ‘Human Rights’ into Education and Training

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: As we all posed in front of our “Human Rights” tree, exhilarated by the moving and inspiring culminating presentation at our 7th 3-day Institute, I felt renewed encouragement to continue our Human Rights Education (HRE) endeavors. Ten years ago, when we launched this project as part of the Rex Foundation, raising […]

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 […]