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Classroom and Family Activities

Classroom Activity

Classroom Activities

Designed for middle and high school students, these classroom activities guide students through exploration of themes related to the Armenian Genocide like “us vs. them” and the role different stakeholders played in publicizing the genocide and providing relief – ending in exploration of current examples of U.S. involvement in other countries that are experiencing crisis, conflict, and/or genocide.

Family Activity

Family Activity

This guide contains support for you and your family as you learn more about the Armenian Genocide and the lessons that we can take from it today. This activity follows a Discuss, Watch, Act format to guide your family in making connections between the past, and current events, to find ways to take action to promote understanding, compassion, and remembrance.

Supporting Testimony Clips

About The Partners

USC Shoah Foundation

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USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is dedicated to making audio-visual interviews with survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides, a compelling voice for education and action. The Institute's current collection of 55,000 eyewitness testimonies contained within its Visual History Archive preserves history as told by the people who lived it, and lived through it. Housed at the University of Southern California, within the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the Institute works with partners around the world to advance scholarship and research, to provide resources and online tools for educators, and to disseminate the testimonies for educational purposes. 

Discovery Education

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Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement around the globe. Discovery Education currently serves approximately 4.5 million educators and 45 million students worldwide, and its resources are accessed in over 140 countries and territories. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to empower teachers with customized solutions that support the success of all learners. Explore the future of education at www.DiscoveryEducation.com.