Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes

Candy Silva's drawing of the Memorial to Sadako in the Hiroshima Peace Garden

Candy Silva's drawing of the Memorial to Sadako in the Hiroshima Peace Garden

From the WayBack Machine’s Archive of Sr./Mr. Mindlin, Alianza Elementary, Grado/Grade 4, 1995-96, class project with Suzuhari School in Hiroshima, Japan., featuring Candy Silva’s drawing of the Memorial to Sadako in the Hiroshima Peace Garden.

Candy Silva was selected “Student of the Year” at Alianza School for 1995-1996, in part because of the wonderful work she did to help the 1000 Cranes Project.
We all congratulate her and wish her continuing success!


Just dug up these archive pages of a project I did with a school in Hiroshima in 1996, to show to the school teacher father of my brother-in-law’s bride to be, who is from Hiroshima. He said Suzuhari School is about 30 minutes from his home.

I was inspired  by George Levinson’s Sadako Project. His video teaching how to fold a paper crane is one of the best instructional films I’ve ever seen–he is dialoguing as an off-camera voice with a pair of gloved hands whose voice is unintelligible. There is a clip available here.


Fred is a Teaching Artist, an arts integration advocate & a social justice activist. He is near completing a two-month Residency as String Game Performance Teacher at Calabasas Elementary School in Watsonville, CA, and performed at the 2015 Santa Cruz Storytelling Festival. He also serves as Teacher Consultant for Professional Development with UCSC's Central California Writing Project and as their Technology Liaison to the National Writing Project. He is a Connected Learning Facilitator and coordinates Face To Face Drop Ins on Connected Learning biweekly at Arts Council Santa Cruz County. He teaches self-directed & connected learning via real-world projects & string games through his Original Digital Project, an Associate of the Arts Council.

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