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Workshop for Educators: Teaching About Genocide with the Choices Program - Curriculum and Approaches

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"Teaching About Genocide with the Choices Program: Curriculum and Approaches"


This fully online workshop will introduce teachers to the student readings, lessons, and videos in the recently revised (2022) Choices curriculum unit, Confronting Genocide: Never Again. The unit includes case studies on the Holocaust, the Armenian Genocide, the Rwandan Genocide, the Bosnian Genocide, the Cambodian Genocide, the genocide in Sudan and the recently added OvaHerero-Nama Peoples genocide. The focus of the session will be on experiencing several abbreviated lessons from the unit so that participants can determine how to implement the materials in their unique classroom.

The cost of the workshop includes digital access to the Choices curriculum unit, Confronting Genocide: Never Again.

Learning Outcomes

1. Ideas for how to implement the case studies in the readings, the Genocide Convention, multiple lesson plans, and a collection of short videos, featuring Keene State professor James Waller, in diverse classrooms;

2. Classroom strategies and tools for teaching about genocide such as formative assessments, creating compelling questions and evidence-based arguments, and using survivor testimony in the classroom;

3. A framework for assessing the risk of genocide and strategies for genocide prevention; and

4. Strategies for teaching about genocide in an empowering manner.

About the Presenters

Mimi Stephens is Professional Development Director for the Choices Program. Prior to joining the Choices Program in 2011, Mimi worked at Clark University where she served as the Director of the Teacher Center for Global Studies supporting K12 social studies teachers throughout Massachusetts for more than 20 years. Mimi holds a Masters in International Development and Social Change from Clark University.


Please learn more and register at The hard deadline for registration is January 4; we are not able to accept any participants into the workshop after that date.

This event is part of the Cohen Center calendar.

Michele Kuiawa
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