Genocide: the deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, political, or cultural group.
- Merriam Webster Dictionary
As a follow up to your study of Night and the Holocaust, we would like you to examine some examples of other genocides in history and pick one to study on a detailed basis. You will have 4 days for this project in both LA and SS classes (8 periods in all) and the final result will be a web site linked to this project site. You will be able to work in small groups (4 people) to do this research. You will collaborate using Google docs and make the site using Google sites.
You can use this rubric to check your work.
We will be doing a gallery walk of the projects at the end so that everyone will have some time to view a selection of the other groups projects. Using this form (save to your Google drive and share with teachers after you have filled it out), students will be able to reflect on what they learned by viewing the other student's projects. There will also be a short survey at the end for students to complete
Start by reading about the Eight Stages of Genocide
Step one: Examine this list of genocide events and pick one. Make sure to clear it with the teacher before you start. Please pick from a genocide after 1915. You are free to chose the event that you like but do not use the Nazi Holocaust that you already studied:
You might consider genocides in Darfur, Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, North Korea, Sudan. Holodomor (Ukraine), Timor or against the Kurds or other ethnic groups.
Step two: Conduct research on the genocide event. As you work make sure that you use a variety of websites, research databases and books ( this can include e books).
Step three: design a website to answer the following questions about your genocide event
Website criteria: project rubric
Student projects will be listed here: