The following strategies are useful when teaching the Nanjing Atrocities: Crimes of War content.
Lead students in a critical analysis of an image that enhances their observational, interpretive, and critical thinking skills.
Students practice perspective-taking by representing the point of view of an assigned personality in a small-group discussion.
Develop a classroom contract to create a community of mutual respect and inclusion.
Have students move around the classroom to explore a range of documents, images, or student work.
Help students process their thoughts and emotions on a topic by engaging them in a written conversation with their classmates.
Create a practice of student journaling to help students critically examine their surroundings and make informed judgments.
Structure a discussion that uses journaling and group work to strengthen students’ listening skills.
Facilitate thoughtful group discussions by having students first share their ideas in writing and with a partner.