Use the documentary film Reporter to explore the changing landscape of journalism and challenge students to consider their roles as creators and consumers of news.
This unit provides background on the Armenian Genocide and invites students to explore the important questions it raises about how the global community defines, responds to, and can prevent genocide.
This unit invites students to learn about Raphael Lemkin, a Polish-Jewish lawyer who coined the word "genocide" and devoted his life's work to preventing its occurrence.
This weekend marks the 77th anniversary of the Nanjing Atrocities, a seminal event in the history of World War II, yet one that few know much about.
Genocide prevention advocate Mike Brand shares his insight into genocide prevention.
Each year, Facing History and Ourselves and Knights and Daughters of Vartan host an annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest. In 2014, the contest asked high school and college students across the United States to respond to the question, “On the threshold of the 100th anniversary, how should the world recognize the Armenian Genocide?” This essay, from Facing History student Elizabeth Ray, took second place. It was reprinted with Elizabeth's permission.
In the midst of global catastrophe, it might seem counterintuitive to pause and acknowledge Genocide Awareness Month this April. But we cannot approach painful histories as ones to remember only when times are good.