Students explore the evolution of the international community’s response to genocide and examine how the U.S. has responded to six cases of genocide.
Confronting Genocide: Never Again
The Raritan Valley Community College Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies invites you to an interactive participatory workshop. Choices will present Confronting Genocide: Never Again. We will discuss the Genocide Convention and consider the challenges of defining “genocide.” Participants will present lessons from the unit which include applying the standards of the Genocide Convention to five historical cases: The Trail of Tears, Colonial Congo, the Ukrainian Famine, Tibet, and the Conquest of the Desert in Argentina. The curriculum guide also includes student readings and videos on: The Holocaust, Armenian, Rwanda, Sudanese, Bosnian and Cambodian Genocides. We will consider the benefits and limitations of using personal stories to learn about historical events. During this hands-on workshop, we will ask: How can we memorialize a genocide? What is the purpose of memorials? What is the concept of historical memory?
Dinner, refreshments and a copy of the curriculum unit Confronting Genocide: Never Again?
History, geography, government, current issues, AP, IB, civics and other social studies educators are the main audience. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.