Genocide Education Project Offers Educators New Lesson Plan
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
- The Genocide Education Project
has published a new lesson plan on the Armenian Genocide. The
lesson accompanies the award-winning website "Twenty Voices"
and focuses on the experiences of Armenian Genocide survivors.
20Voices.com, created by Araz Artinian, provides an interactive
map of Ottoman Turkey and personal oral histories from survivors
representing various provinces of Historic Armenia. The audio
clips, photographs, regional music and historical facts about
the provinces, all enhance the learning experience of students
taking the web-lesson.
"With this new lesson plan, we've
taken advantage of the dynamic features the Internet provides to
give students a more authentic understanding of the social
context and effects of the Armenian Genocide," said Roxanne
Makasdjian, a member of the The Genocide Education Project's
Board of Directors. The lesson plan is appropriate for middle
and high school classrooms. It can be used independently or in
conjunction with other activities regarding Genocide and Human
The lesson plan can be obtained
with the CD-ROM of the interactive map, made possible by Ms.
Artinian. For more information please visit
contact The Genocide Education Project directly at
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 educational workshops.