Lessons (from the original site)

Ready-to-use, Common Core friendly lessons on teaching about Genocide

Going inside the Situation Room.

 The Warning Signs of Genocide: Becoming the President's Cabinet in the Situation Room
Jackson's primary concern at Nuremberg was preventing unjust war and future human rights atrocities. Allowing the students to be the President's Cabinet in the White House Situation Room, this website shows a series of fictional videos that  analyze the warning signs of genocide in real-life international situations, including Syria, Rwanda, the Holocaust, and other areas of the world. Easy-to-use with the handouts and videos two clicks away, your job as the teacher is to serve as the President's Chief of Staff, guiding the conversation and directing the debate. Upon its completion, the participants walk away better prepared to recognize when mass atrocities might occur, more equipped to speak up as a world citizen to prevent genocide from happening.

L-R: Robert Hadley,Appolon Gahongayire,Ruhumurize Ndahimana Jean Nepo, and Kelly Watson
From USC Shoah Foundation

Click on the link to the left to read the article"A Short Twenty Years: Meeting the Challenges Facing Teachers who Bring Rwanda into the Classroom" by Executive Director Mark Gudgel.

Staff members Robert Hadley and Kelly Watson created a curriculum housed at the USC Shoah Foundation for the teaching of the Rwandan genocide. "If You Survive, Be a Man": Teaching the 1994 Rwandan Genocide of the Tutsis can be found by clicking the photo to the left.

Information Quests are brief activities designed for students to view and reflect on a selected experience from a survivor's testimony. 

Kelly Watson and Robert Hadley created selections from the testimony of Kizito Kalima, a survivor of the Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda (1994). Students engage with his story and through it learn about the experience of surviving genocide. 

Click on the photograph in order to visit IWitness and the Information Quest.