I am Somebody: Identity and the Armenian Genocide

Author:
 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  8 -  10
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 1 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
Subject Area:
 History, Contemporary World Issues, European History, Genocide Studies, Humanities, Media & Digital Literacy, Psychology, World History, Character Education, Social Studies, Armenian Genocide

Description:
The Armenian Genocide claimed the lives of 1.5 million men, women and children between 1915 - 1923. Through this Information Quest activity, students will learn about the impact of the genocide on the identity of individuals, how identities can either be assigned or chosen and consider how one’s own identity influences daily life.

Students will engage with testimony using a built-in tool that enables each to construct a word cloud, a fitting title, a meaningful quotation, and a personal response to reflect individual feelings and perceptions about the story.

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