SAN FRANCISCO–The Genocide Education Project is pleased to announce the Call for Entries for the 2007 Aharonian Award. The Aharonian Award recognizes and rewards a secondary level educator who has developed a particularly effective lesson plan for teaching the Armenian Genocide. The lesson plan must have been used in a classroom during the current academic year and will be selected by a panel of educators. This is the second year that a national award has been offered to secondary level educators who teach about the Armenian Genocide. Last year’s winner, Ron Levitsky of Illinois, was the recipient of the award with his lesson planSend Messages of Hope: Postage Stamps and the American Response to the Armenian Genocide. Levitsky is a educator dedicated to teaching about genocide and has been an ardent supporter of the Illinois mandate regarding genocide education. "We are looking forward to reading another set of outstanding lesson plans this year," stated Raffi Momjian, Executive Director of The Genocide Education Project. He continued "It was exhilarating to see how teachers were incorporating this important subject into their classrooms." The deadline for the award is June 1, 2007 and the full criteria for entering a lesson plan can be found at www.teachgenocide.com/aharonian. The recipient will receive a $500 award, resources on the Armenian Genocide for him/herself and the affiliated institution’s library, and the publication of the lesson plan on www.TeachGenocide.com. For additional information, contact The Genocide Education Project at (415) 264-4203 or info@GenocideEducation.org. The Genocide Education Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit 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.