Collaboration On Armenian Genocide Teacher-Training
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -
Genocide Education Project and Facing History and Ourselves
continue to build a strong partnership in training U.S. teachers
about the Armenian Genocide. During the past school year the two
organizations assisted each other with four workshops located
between Detroit, Michigan and San Francisco, California. Plans
are in the works for at least three workshops this fall.
The latest event in San Francisco
was hosted by Facing History and Ourselves and served
approximately twenty teachers from all over California. The
participants attended a week long institute on the Armenian
Genocide on the KZV Armenian School campus, where they had an
opportunity to learn effective teaching strategies and hear
from lecturers including world renowned scholar Dr. Richard Hovannisian. The Genocide Education Project provided a two hour
seminar on geopolitical conditions in the 1800s that fueled the
Genocide and also hosted a viewing of the documentary "The
Genocide in Me" by Araz Artinian.
This institute followed two
all-day workshops organized by the Genocide Education Project
and sponsored by the Los Angeles Unified School District, during
which Facing History and Ourselves provided a session on moral
decision making and genocide. The workshops in Los Angeles will
continue on a semi-annual basis for two more years.
Coming up in December, The
Genocide Education Project will offer a lecture titled "Teaching
about Genocide in the Age of Genocide" at the National Council
for the Social Studies (NCSS) conference in Washington D.C. This
clinic was developed in collaboration with Facing History and
Oursleves, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the
educational organization, Choices, at Brown University.
The director of the Northern
California office for Facing History and Ourselves, Jack
Weinstein, a member of the advisory board for The Genocide
Education Project noted, "I've been working with The Genocide
Education Project for over ten years now, and look forward to
our continued collaboration through this relationship."
Weinstein continues to stress that "together, we can reach out
to more schools, teachers, and students, further ensuring that
the history and lessons of the Armenian Genocide will be a part
of social studies courses across the country."
For more information about The
Genocide Education Project's upcoming events with Facing History
and Ourselves please visit:
The Genocide Education
Project is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that assists educators in
teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the
Armenian Genocide, by developing and distributing instructional
materials, providing access to teaching resources and organizing