The Promise: After the Film

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  9 -  10
Estimated completion time:
 1.5 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
Subject Area:
 History, English Language Arts, Ethics, Genocide Studies, World History, Armenian Genocide

After students have viewed the 2016 film, The Promise, this activity will have them identify the key theme(s) conveyed in the film. As they move through the activity, students will discover the importance of global recognition and memorialization of the Armenian Genocide by acknowledging the legacy and memory this history carries. By the end of this activity, students will reflect on their personal responsibility in society to be stronger than hate.

This activity features the testimonies of Hagop Asadourian and Elise Taft from the Armenian Genocide collection housed in USC Shoah Foundation's Visual History Archive.

Thumbnail Image: Armenian Deportees Returning to Marash, 1919. Courtesy of Courtesy of Reverend Vartan Hartunian. Image provided by Project SAVE Armenian Photograph Archives, Inc.

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