This is a fantastic lesson plan on genocides in history that incorporates common core strategies, cooperative learning, and higherlevel thinking. How can the united states play a role in memorializing the armenian genocide. The project provides resources to teach about the legal concept of genocide in high schools, including a discussion of the genocide convention 1948, a brief overview of genocides that have taken place throughout history, and the types of behavior and actions, which may lead to genocide. May 21, 2015 this year, 2015, is the one hundredth anniversary of the armenian genocide. Unit i introduction to genocide defining genocide, its history, and why we study it. New jersey commission on holocaust education created date. Multiple choice and truefalse problems presented as editable worksheets and in examview files. Held since 2016, the luncheon seeks to honor k through 16 public school educators who have gone above and beyond to incorporate a comprehensive lesson plan on armenian genocide studies within. Start by having all students read the introductory document. Optional extensions and related lessons support ongoing. The cohen center serves as a research and resource center for the teaching of the holocaust and genocide through keene state colleges academic programs. Talaat, the principal architect of the armenian genocide, was killed in 1921 in berlin where he had gone into hiding. Armenian genocide by the turkish government and its o.
It also explores the worlds response to genocide and some of the reasons for global silence in the face of mass atrocities. Andrew bernstein may 21, 2015 audio pdf in the objective standard, summer 2015. Breaking news english esl lesson on armenian massacre. This lesson examines the ways in which historical evidence has been used to construct a narrative of the armenian genocide. Lessons of the armenian genocide the objective standard. Dec 20, 2011 in addition to this, the unit is designed to touch upon similar occurrences, past and present, ranging from the armenian genocide to present day events in darfur. Genocide and the human voice an interactive lesson plan. Find out about the armenian people, their place in the ottoman empire, and the tragedy that happened during this time.
Hand each student a copy of the ethnic group worksheet at the end of this lesson plan. The genocide of the armenians teacher guide author. Armenian genocide lesson plan for 9th 12th grade lesson. Even today the world has not yet learned the lesson of those terrible years. The armenian genocide was the systematic killing and deportation of armenians by the turks of the ottoman empire. Through this video essay activity, students will develop their research skills and their multimedia literacy as they create an action plan, inspired by testimony. This lesson explores the armenian genocide, which took place during world war i.
Additionally the activity introduces students to multiple experiences of genocide including the armenian genocide, genocide against the tutsi in rwanda and holocaust. Feb 05, 2016 the history of the 1915 armenian genocide provides us with an importance lesson, challenging us to think about how we shape perspectives, beliefs, and values about our past, present and future. It is designed for educators with lesson plans and resources for teaching the armenian genocide. Lesson plan for teaching the holocaust and genocide south. Material and information for this unit will be found here.
T h e a r m e n i a n e d u c a ti o n c e n te r s c h. For a reliable treatment of the subject of the armenian genocide, see, for example. In 1915, there was no word to accurately describe what the turks were doing to the armenians. Thus anfal genocide is no less a foreign story it is a human story. Our two lesson plans include a 90minute lesson on the. Yet an appalling number of people, young and old, know little or nothing about it.
Their lesson plans and resource collections cover the areas of genocide, darfur, armenian genocide, the holocaust, universal declaration of human rights and more. Although the turkish government still denies it, and millions of americans remain unaware of it, in its dying gasp the ottoman empire, forerunner of modern turkey, slaughtered more than one million innocent, legally disarmed armeniansa subculture of christians who lived within the empire. To download a pdf of this guide free of charge, please visit. James armenian church 834 pepper avenue richmond, virginia 23226 email. Of the 150 exporters, 127 were armenian and 23 turkish. Using different types of mass extermination practices including forced marches, 1. This is especially true in the american armenian diaspora, where some families are. General lesson plans and supporting materials are also offered. Presiden al statements on the armenian genocide april 24, 2009 white house statement by president barack obama. The lessons trace the international response to five genocides including the armenian genocide.
The reprinting of this model curriculum reflects the wishes of the people of california and their legislative representatives to give local curriculum leaders and teachers continued guidance in classroom practices. This series of eight lessons is organized as a miniunit for teaching the armenian genocide. Again, this is done on the basis of primary sources. In this lesson, students assume the role of historians analyzing primary source material investigating archival new york times articles for evidence about the causes and consequences of the atrocities against armenians. The curriculum provides a five day lesson plan on five genocides of the twentieth century. There are far too many places where hate, intolerance, and genocide still exist. The armenian genocide of 1915 lesson plans and study guide addressing sol world history ii, 11b. Human rights lesson plans holocaust, genocide, and human. Model curriculum for human rights and genocide was issued in 1988. This armenian genocide lesson plan is suitable for 9th 12th grade. Apr 07, 2015 april 24, 1915 is known as the beginning of the armenian genocide yet just as in the case of the holocaust, the persecution began before that.
The study of genocide is a serious topic requiring consideration for members of our community. The genocide of the armenians is a unit for grades 912 with 8 lessons, two resource books the genocide of the armenians pdf, 4. Understanding global identities through literature, language, and media culture kits. They will then compare their analysis of one of the testimonies with other testimonies that their classmates listened to. The fall, 2002 issue of teaching tolerance magazine includes a feature article on the armenian genocide. Armenians were forced on death marches or killed with crude instruments such as picks, knives, and shovels.
Of the 166 ottoman importers, 141 were armenian and turkish. Fhao not only provides wonderful print resources on the armenian genocide they also offer online lesson plans. Lessons and readings on the armenian genocide was developed in collaboration with teaching tolerance magazine. Of the 37 bankers throughout the country, no fewer than 32 were armenian. Pdf versions of materials can be downloaded for free. They were designed to complement facing history and ourselves resource books, holocaust and human behavior and crimes against humanity and civilization. Armenian genocide is a human rights violation because it is an act committed with an intent to destroy an ethnic and religious group. Includes a welldesigned powerpoint lecture, artwork, and multimedia clips of survivor testimony. Eswbat describe the action of soghomon tehlirian against talaat pasha and be able to explain the motives of what. The armenian genocide that took place in the ottoman empire during world war i has been con sidered the first genocide of the twentieth century. The armenian genocide of 1915 armenian church library. The genocide education project the genocide education project gened seeks to assist educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the armenian genocide, by developing and distributing. The armenian genocide is only recognized by 28 countries and the united states of america is not one of them. The armenian genocide also known as the armenian holocaust was the systematic mass murder and expulsion of 1.
As the ottoman empire fought alongside germany and austriahungary in world war i, the young turks leadershipenver pasha, talaat pasha, and djemal. Educators can access lesson plans and educational materials organized for the elementary, middle school and high school levels. The choices program, a civicsbased education program based at brown university, created the curriculum confronting genocide. Pass out article on genocide, answer questions and discuss. The armenian genocide of 1915 lesson plans and study guide addressing sol world history ii, 11b virginia education center st. Then, we suggest opportunities for exploring contemporary issues related to the armenian genocide. Teaching the armenian genocide with primary sources from. Armenian genocide webquest lesson plan template and teaching resources. Direct each student in each group to be responsible for researching the serbs, the croats or the bosnian muslims.
The entire book is available for free online in pdf form. A text lesson provides critical information while a small group activity allows for deeper study. In the ottoman empire, journalists, diplomats, and other witnesses struggled to find language to. Although the turkish government still denies it, and millions of americans remain unaware of it, in its dying gasp the ottoman empire, forerunner of modern. The armenian genocide of 1915 lesson plans and study guide. Ninth graders examine the role of the united states in nation building. To mom, with eternal love california state university. Ask whether they know of any countries today in which the genocide is still occurring sudan, chechnya. The lesson is designed to address south carolina state standards for global studies, i. A lesson plan based on the armenian genocide news accounts from the american press, 19151922.
Have students read the new york times and the armenian genocide and answer questions. The history of the 1915 armenian genocide provides us with an importance lesson, challenging us to think about how we shape perspectives, beliefs, and values about our past, present and future. In this world history activity, 9th graders evaluate the role of the united states in building nations in other parts of the world. Students are then give the lesson objectives and told they will be taking what they have learned about wwi and the armenian massacres and delving deeper into the american role in the massacres, the role of the press, and how this has impacted. Recognizing the armenian genocide lesson plan montclair state. As your historians examine the beginnings of wwi, ensure they are familiar with the armenian genocide. This basic introductory lesson plan utilizes teacherled discussion, map analysis, and a socratic seminar.
Teachers will find background information on the armenian genocide itself, as well as rationales and instructional strategies for a comparative study of genocide. Apr 16, 2015 in this lesson, students assume the role of historians analyzing primary source material investigating archival new york times articles for evidence about the causes and consequences of the atrocities against armenians. Teaching the armenian genocide with primary sources from the. Learning about rwanda students will learn about key events in rwandan history, terms used in the film, and the basic principles of the united nations. The genocide of the armenians most of these lessons are designed to be used with the film the armenian genocide two. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 april 1915, the day that ottoman authorities rounded up, arrested, and deported from. Below you will find the links necessary to complete the lesson on genocides. Raphael lemkin did not coin the term genocide until nazi brutality in europe brought mass murder closer to the heart of the western world. An online teaching resource designed as a place where students can learn about histpruy and from history by.
In lesson 2 pupils look at how the process of genocide can be explained and are introduced to two theoretical frameworks which help clarify genocide. In this lesson, students assume the role of historians analyzing primary source material investigating archival new york times articles for. This lesson explores genocides that have taken place during the twentieth and twentyfirst centuries including the cambodian genocide, the rwandan genocide, the armenian genocide and the holocaust. Introducing the armenian genocide facing history and ourselves. It is suggested that teachers scaffold the armenian genocide prior to using this lesson. Scholars explore the history of the armenian genocide, the role of perpetrators and ordinary people, the choices made by turkey and the united states, and questions of judgment and legacy. Their escape left the matter of avenging the countless victims to a clandestine group of survivors that tracked down the cup arch conspirators. This lesson plan is deliberately bare bones in order for each teacher to use the materials in the way that best suit their classrooms needs.
Armenian genocide portfolio project teaching resources. They consist of maps, reproductions of primary source documents. Never again the curriculum provides a five day lesson plan on five genocides of the twentieth century. Now ask the students to name examples of genocide in the 20th century answers may include. Due to the lack of resources available to adequately cover the armenian genocide i have created a webquest that allows students to fill out answers to a worksheet and by accessing the links found o. Lesson 3 provides guidelines to discuss the denial of the genocide by the turkish state. The armenian genocide, known as the first genocide of the 20th century, was the systematic annihilation of the christian armenians of the ottoman empire, present day turkey, during world war i. Of the 153 industrialists, were armenian and 20 were turkish.
Students will read about the history and causes of the event, then discuss the term genocide in depth. Model curriculum for human rights instructional materials. All of this took place during world war i, in which the. The student resources provided below are arranged in the order they ought to be introduced. This curriculum extracts articles from the book, the armenian genocide. This informative lesson includes an overview of the history of the armenian genocide and the chance to study artwork by a survivor. Oct 12, 2007 the controversial bill is a victory for armenian americans who wanted the killing of 1. Recognizing the armenian genocide rationale for the lesson. The genesis of the word genocide while the overview of this lesson and the included film clip both reference the armenian genocide, the word genocide did not exist in 1915 when the armenians were being massacred and forced on death marches. It includes 6 one page readings on genocides in history the armenian genocide, the holocaust, stalins great purge, cambodia, rwanda, and darfur along. We will examine the holocaust, the armenian genocide, cambodian genocide, the bosnian genocide, the rwandan genocide, and darfur. This year, 2015, is the one hundredth anniversary of the armenian genocide.1577 1206 78 1100 221 1254 648 652 1574 36 243 1368 1409 713 265 422 656 120 34 867 1450 734 1261 631 1231 1570 874 497 1312 502 185 1484 548 987 533 449 464 1184 1455