Teaching about Genocide

Teaching about Genocide

Teaching about Genocide

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Learning about genocide, beyond the Holocaust, has become an essential feature for curricula across the country. However, teaching about genocide can be challenging.  Many educators report needing additional content preparation and pedagogical support to teach this difficult topic effectively. Join Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center (IHMEC) and Educators Institute for Human Rights (EIHR), as we work to connect best practices in genocide education with global genocide through the framework of IHMEC‚Äôs new core exhibition Voices of Genocide. 

Through the seminar you will:

  • Expand content knowledge of 5 case studies of genocides in Armenia, Guatemala, Bosnia, Rwanda, and Burma
  • Learn the common conditions and risk factors that can lead to genocide;
  • Discover diverse primary and secondary classroom resources;
  • Gain a toolkit of strategies on effective methods for teaching about genocide;
  • Explore Voices of Genocide, a first-of-its-kind exhibition;
  • Hear presentations from noted genocide scholars, educators, and survivors 



Full or partial financial assistance for tuition will be available for teachers with demonstrated need. Travel Stipends are available upon request.


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07-15-2024 @ 09:00 AM

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