2018 marks the centennial of the end of World War I, a time marked by genocide as well as war. This workshop, which aligns with the newly adopted California Social Studies Frameworks, examines the historical narrative and legacy of the systematic murder of over one million Armenians in 1915.
Using the Frameworks guiding question of ‘What were the consequences of World War I for nations, ethnic groups, and people?” we will examine how identity, membership, and power in Ottoman society shaped the policy of mass murder, starvation, and deportation of the Armenians. We will also explore acts of rescue, relief, and resistance from the international community and ordinary people.
In this workshop you will:
- Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies that reinforce historical thinking and literacy skills aligned with the newly-adopted California Social Studies Frameworks in exploring the Armenian Genocide
- Discuss how the legacies of victimization from a hundred years ago continue to live on in present day discussions about justice, judgement, and denial of historical facts
- Engage with a variety of student-friendly print, video, and online resources that you will be able to bring back to your classroom
- Explore topics in global education that help students become informed citizens such as: racism, prejudice, international justice, international human rights and the role of mass media
- Receive a free copy of Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians
After this workshop you will:
- Become part of the Facing History educator network, with access to a rich slate of educator resources, including unit and lesson plans, study guides, and multimedia
- Be able to borrow books and DVDs through our online lending library at no cost
This workshop is appropriate for middle and high school social studies and humanities educators and qualifies for 3.5 professional development hours.
A light dinner will be provided. Please email [email protected] if you have any food allergies or intolerance.