Genocide Teaching Project

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Genocide Teaching Project

"As part of its commitment to raise awareness about genocide and to end the ongoing violence currently taking place in Sudan," the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law's "continues to support the Genocide Teaching Project, originally developed by former WCL students Sarah Hymowitz (Marshall-Brennan Alumna) and the Center's current Program Coordinator Amelia Parker...

"The Project provides resources to teach about the legal concept of genocide in high schools, including a discussion of the Genocide Convention (1948), a brief overview of genocides that have taken place throughout history, and the types of behavior and actions which may lead to genocide. Our two lesson plans include a 90-minute lesson on the genocide in Rwanda and a 45-minute lesson on the current violence in Darfur, Sudan. After the students learn about these two crises, the lessons conclude by having the students identify actions they can take - both as individuals and as a group - to impact the situation in Sudan and to ensure that genocide does not happen again. Therefore, the Center encourages high school teachers as well as advocates and practitioners to use these lesson plans to teach young people about the need to take responsibility for egregious abuses and to speak out for those with no voice." [1]

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  1. Genocide Teaching Project, Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law , accessed July 8, 2009.