Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians (Kit)

Print book,
DVD

This resource provides the opportunity for a multimedia approach to teaching the history and legacies of the Armenian Genocide and the challenges of responding to crimes against humanity. It raises important questions about our responsibilities to others as individuals and members of groups and nations.

The kit includes:

  • Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians resource book and companion DVD
  • Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians lesson plans with ideas for using the resource book and other materials in the kit
  • ​The Genocide in Me (DVD, 53 minutes): a personal journey by a young Canadian-Armenian filmmaker
  • The Armenian Genocide (DVD, 60 minutes): examination of what happened and why
  • Near East Relief historic poster
  • ​The 1915 Armenian Genocide in the Turkish Empire (map)



Unit: Grades 7-12 World History: The Armenian Genocide

Resource book: Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians

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Enver, Ottoman Minister of War, served as military attache to Berlin prior to the coup when he became one of the triumvirate to seize power in 1913. Afterward, German-Ottoman military cooperation became official policy. Several officials discuss the "liquidation" and deportation of the Armenians.

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This resource examines the choices that individuals, groups, and nations made before, during, and after the Armenian Genocide.

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The Artist and His Mother by Arshile Gorky

This image, which is on the cover of Facing History's publication Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians was painted by the artist Arshile Gorky. It is based on a photograph of Gorky and his mother, Sushan der Marderosian, taken in 1912. Although Gorky is generally identified as an American artist, he was born Vosdanig Adoian near the city of Van in what was then the Ottoman Empire.

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