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Observance and Memorial
Photographs from S-21, Cambodia
An Overview of the ROM School Visit Program and Guided Lesson
Framing the exhibit and introducing a pre-exhibit activity
A Tour of the Observance and Memorial Exhibition
Debriefing the exhibit using a post-exhibit activity
This program offers two components where students are invited examine injustices that mark the past and the legacies of these events that continue into the present.
One component will have students examine historical injustices and their connection to the development of human rights in Canada during the 20th century using evocative artifacts from the ROM collection.
The other component consists of a visit to view 100 photos of the estimated 2 million victims of the Khmer Rouge regime where students have an opportunity to reflect on the notions of Genocide and Crimes against humanity, and the ongoing process of seeking justice for the perpetrators.
this page offers one strategy you can use to prepare your students to ask big questions prior to completing the pre-activity
Prepare your students to see the S-21 exhibit using a quick strategy that engages students in this history, and the questions it raises for them.
In this short video, one survivor of S-21 speaks about the loss of his family during the Khmer Rouge Genocide, introducing students to the historical background, the horrific impact of the genocide on one survivor, and his own positive legacy today.
This page contains the quote seen on the wall of the reflection room of the exhibit; it leaves students space to reflect and respond after seeing the memorial photographs.
After a visit to the exhibit, this strategy will allow time and space for students to reflect, and to feel heard in sharing their responses with peers; students are given an opportunity in this debrief to address their big question again