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 Through a Civics Lens: Meeting State Standards
Rhode Island and Connecticut are the two most recent states to require teachers to address issues of genocide and human rights in the classroom. Massachusetts new state framework for teaching Civics calls for students to show they can “use the political process to communicate with elected officials” and “plan strategically for change while demonstrating civic dispositions such as respect for others, commitment to equality, capacity for listening and capacity for communicating in ways accessible to others.”
Join the Choices Program to learn how two of our engaging units, Confronting Genocide: Never Again? and Competing Visions of Human Rights: Questions for U.S. Policy, can be used in your middle or high school classroom to address these requirements.
Workshop includes the two curriculum units, lunches, and a certificate of completion.
Massachusetts teachers who attend may earn 12 PDPs.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Contact Mimi Stephens for details.
Pre-registration is required.
“That was the best professional learning opportunity EVER!”
– Deb, New Hampshire
This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school educators who teach about genocide or human rights and would like to use these topics to engage students in an examination of current world issues. Materials are appropriate for grades 7-12. Humanities teachers often use our materials and are encouraged to attend.