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.
Teaching about Genocide and Human Rights: The Choices Approach
Our workshops are completely interactive, so be ready to be engaged and inspired!
Participants will be immersed in the Confronting Genocide: Never Again unit and will examine parts of the Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy unit. Both units are provided. Participants will discuss ways to adapt these units to address CT Senate Bill 452, which requires Connecticut school districts to include information on genocide and the Holocaust in the curriculum.
During the workshop, you will:
- Be introduced to the Choices Program’s award-winning resources and approach to teaching about contested international issues;
- Examine and work with the Choices units Confronting Genocide: Never Again and Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy (provided);
- Network with exemplary colleagues in social studies education from across the area.
Workshop includes the two curriculum units and a certificate of completion.
Geography, current issues, civics, government, history 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.