Defying Genocide

Defying death. Defying those who want to do harm. Defying genocide. Pupils research the events in Rwanda to gain an understanding of what it takes to survive a horrific event like a holocaust. They use video, time lines, and Holocaust Reading Materials to gain insight into the lives of victims of genocide around the world. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Split the class into teams to research different genocides in world history
  • Place a large map of Rwanda in the front of the room to reference during the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Group size should be no larger than three

  • Includes Holocaust teacher guides in the resources
  • Resource contains timelines and questions for individuals to consider while viewing the film Defying Genocide