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 of Human Rights (UDHR) and be engaged members of their local and global communities to manifest the document’s words. The educational materials incorporate the creative arts as an integral part of the teaching process.
Building on our successful pilot work in two Bay Area high schools in 2008 and 2009, we now present a unique curriculum that excites 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 look forward to the curriculum being utilized by the following educational and organizational leaders:
- Teachers focused on academic subjects, including social studies, history and language arts who want to include the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) as part of their classroom work and want to integrate creative arts elements into their teaching of the UDHR to help students grasp and apply otherwise abstract concepts, and enthusiastically utilize critical thinking, creative expression and writing skills.
- Creative Arts teachers and professionals who seek to have a project that connects to teachings of history, social studies and social justice.
- Leaders of organizations working with youth to address social justice issues.
For any questions or comments about implementing the curriculum in your school or organization, contact:
Sandy Sohcot, Executive Director, Rex Foundation
The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Project Curriculum and Resource Guide for Teachers & Organization Leaders by Rex Foundation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
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