Tag Archive | The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program

Student Wins Honor for UDHR-Themed Art

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot says: We’re delighted to hear from colleague Pedro Mena that Siddharth A., one of the students in his UDHR-themed art program at Columbus Academy, received a Scholastic Art Award for  his UDHR-inspired art. We’re delighted to share Pedro’s letter and Siddarth’s work. We’re inspired by his depth of thought and the way he depicts […]

UDHR Presentations: You’re Invited!

On Friday, December 8th, 11:20 – 12:50, Balboa High School in San Francisco will present a full school assembly about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) with the theme “We Are In This Together.” This marks the 11th year of this assembly, with the first, “The World As It Could Be – A Declaration […]

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 […]

Human Rights on Record: Art With a Conscience

Human Rights on Record: Art With a Conscience

We were delighted to get this update from longtime TWAICB colleague Pedro Mena about his art education work at Columbus Academy in Columbus, Ohio. In 8th grade Art at Columbus Academy this year, students are choosing an article from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and creating a print based on its statement.  The Human Rights on […]

If You Get Confused, Listen to the Music Play

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: With the constant barrage of disturbing news, I have found myself calling upon the familiar Grateful Dead refrain “If you get confused, listen to the music play,” finding it all the more relevant and inspiring today! Last week, after reading this NPR article about increased stress levels among high school […]

UDHR As an Antidote to Student Stress

In response to a recent article in the San Francisco Chronicle, in which teachers describe the daily stress in their students’ lives in these turbulent times, TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot sent this letter to the reporter.  Dear Ms. Ravani, Thank you for the article on the UCLA Research showing classrooms filled with anxiety. I’d like […]

TWAICB Is Within Reach at Arroyo High School
Launches 2017-2018 Rite of Passage Class

Tuesday, September 12th marked the start of Arroyo High School’s 2017-18 class of The World As It Could Be Is Within Reach Rite of Passage Program, once again under the leadership of Arroyo teacher Jorja Santillan. Last January, we initiated a pilot of the Rite of Passage program as an after school offering at Arroyo. […]

TWAICB Goes to Teachers 4 Social Justice 2017 Conference

TWAICB Goes to Teachers 4 Social Justice 2017 Conference

On Saturday, October 7th, we look forward to once again presenting a Workshop on The World As It Could Be Program at the Teachers 4 Social Justice 2017 Conference. We are excited to have Alejandra Romero and Tamara Ceballos as co-facilitators.  Alejandra and Tamara, now seniors at Arroyo High School, were part of teacher Kay Zimmerman’s […]

Wilderness and Human Rights

TWAICB Director Sandy Sohcot writes: My wonderful experience at the Oregon Country Fair this past July was part of an adventurous road trip that took me from Eugene, Oregon up to the Olympic Rain Forest in Washington state, down the Oregon coast and into the Northern California redwoods. Taking in the beauty of each natural […]

Report from the 2017 Institute

Our 8th 3-day Institute in collaboration with the University of San Francisco took place August 1-3 at Balboa High School in San Francisco. Once again, we had an outstanding group of participants that included teachers and community leaders. The photos and videos on this page show their commitment to learning about the UDHR and thoughtfulness […]