Humanizing the 'Other'

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  12 -  University
Estimated completion time:
 1 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
Subject Area:
 Character Education, Ethics, Freshman Seminar, Holocaust & Genocide Studies, Humanities, Media & Digital Literacy, Sociology, World Cultures

This activity is about humanizing the ‘Other,’ various groups who often are categorized in an “us v. them” paradigm and subsequently treated as less than human. In “Humanizing the ‘Other’,” you will learn about the origins and experiences of dehumanization and othering and extrapolate universal experiences found in specific testimonies. At the end of the activity, you will be asked to develop a word collection and a critical analysis based on your selected testimony.

This activity features clips related to the Armenian Genocide, Cambodian Genocide, Holocaust, the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, and Nanjing Massacre collections of the Visual History Archive.

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