Educational Materials

Pasos Children’s Rights Quilt Project. Pasos Peace Museum invites K-12 educators and students to join an international artistic exploration of children’s rights. The Pasos Children’s Rights Quilt Project provides a real and virtual space for students from all over the globe to learn about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Students are given the opportunity to learn about and use their human rights through the expressive, collaborative, and educative processes of quilt making.

Pasos Children’s Rights Quilt Project Curriculum (PDF)

History of Quilting (PDF)

Bacon, Barbara Schaffer., Cheryl L. Yuen, and Pam Korza. Animating Democracy: the Artistic Imagination as a Force in Civic Dialogue. Washington, D.C.: Americans for the Arts, 1999.

Burnham, Linda Frye., and Steven Durland. The Citizen Artist: 20 Years of Art in the Public Arena. Gardiner, NY: Critical, 1998

Fry, Douglas P. Beyond War: the Human Potential for Peace. Oxford: Oxford, 2007.

Greene, Maxine. Releasing the Imagination: Essays on Education, the Arts, and Social Change. [S.l.]: Print On Demand, 2000.

Hanh, Thich Nhat. Peace Is Every Step: the Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life. New York, NY: Bantam, 1992.

Hedges, Chris. War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning. New York: Random House, 2003.

Holmes, Robert L., and Barry L. Gan. Nonviolence in Theory and Practice. Long Grove, IL: Waveland, 2005.

Kalmanowitz, Debra, and Bobby Lloyd. Art Therapy and Political Violence: with Art, without Illusion. London: Routledge, 2005.

Kester, Grant H. Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art. Berkeley, Calif. [u.a.: Univ. of California, 2008.

Kurlansky, Mark. Nonviolence: the History of a Dangerous Idea. New York: Modern Library, 2008.

Lederach, John Paul. The Moral Imagination the Art and Soul of Building Peace. New York: Oxford Univ. Pr., 2005.

Schirch, Lisa. Ritual and Symbol in Peacebuilding. Bloomfield, CT: Kumarian, 2005.

Thompson, Nato, and Arjen Noordeman. Interventionists: Users’ Manual for the Creative Disruption of Everyday Life. North Adams, MA: MASS MoCA, 2004.

Zinn, Howard. Artists in times of War. New York: Seven Stories, 2003.