SAN FRANCISCO–The Genocide Education Project Saturday published a new lesson plan on the Armenian Genocide. The lesson accompanies the award-winning website "Twenty Voices" (20Voices.com) and focuses on the experiences of Armenian Genocide survivors.
Created by Araz Artinian, 20Voices.com 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 of the Internet to give students a more authentic understanding of the social context and effects of the Armenian Genocide," said Roxanne Makasdjian, a member of 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 Rights curriculum.
The lesson plan can be obtained with the CD-ROM of the interactive map, made possible by Artinian. For more information please visit www.TeachGenocide.com or contact The Genocide Education Project directly at [email protected].
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.