Beyond The Genocide - Armenia in WW1

Learners analyze the long history of Armenia and the battles that ensued between the Ottoman Empire and Russia. Using a short video clip they investigate why the Armenian genocide took place as well as the turmoil it caused in the region before, during, and after World War I.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Extend the lesson with detailed research on the Armenian genocide
  • Assign a WWI map for students to complete to locate the Ottoman Empire, Russia and Armenia 
Classroom Considerations

  • Topic of genocide might be sensitive for some students 
  •  14th lesson of a 32-part series on the Great War
Pros

  • Resource provides for audio and visual learners
  • Includes primary source photography from World War I for evaluation and research
Cons

  • None