In this lesson, students will learn about the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal and its landmark case in declaring rape a war crime. They will also examine rape used as a device of terrorism during wars throughout history.
The collection is designed to provide teachers with rich and meaningful resources on the Holocaust, engaging lesson plans and information to help students take steps to move forward without forgetting the past.
These Holocaust lesson plans introduce key concepts and information to middle school and high school students. Grounded in historical context, the lessons utilize primary source materials from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s collections.
The Holocaust poses unique challenges in the classroom.
Our lesson plans and accompanying materials respond directly to empirical research into the needs of teachers and students, and are informed by the latest in Holocaust pedagogy.
This lesson plan focuses on the genocide in Rwanda that occurred in 1994 when the Hutu government targeted the Tutsi population and Hutu moderates who were against the government. Students will complete a document-based question activity in small groups. Collaboratively, they will read two primary source documents while answering corresponding questions.
FRONTLINE marks the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide with a documentary chronicling one of the worst atrocities of the 20th century. In addition to interviews with key government officials and diplomats, the two-hour documentary offers groundbreaking, eyewitness accounts of the genocide from those who experienced it firsthand: from Tutsi survivors who recount the horror of seeing their friends and family members slaughtered by neighbors and coworkers; to the UN peacekeepers stationed amid the carnage who were ordered not to intervene; to those holding positions of power at the White House. Through these accounts, FRONTLINE illustrates the social, political, and diplomatic failures that enabled the slaughter of 800,000 people to occur unabated and unchallenged by the global community.
Working with local teachers, SURF has produced a new set of lesson plans that supplement our education packets. These new lesson are for distribution to and use in UK schools. SURF is producing these packets in keeping with the national curriculum and are available – for free – on our website.
April 7, 2016 marks the 22nd anniversary of Kwibuka, the official anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. From April to July 1994, one of the most brutal genocides in human history occurred in Rwanda. It claimed the lives of 800,000 men, women, and children, most of whom were of Tutsi descent.