Yet Again: Mass Violence and Racism

Author:
 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  7 -  9
Language:
 English
Estimated completion time:
 1 hour(s)
Standards Addressed:
 CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1
Subject Area:
 Civics & Government, Contemporary World Issues, Genocide Studies, Character Education

Description:
Students will be introduced to personal testimonies about racism from several different genocides and instances of mass violence, including the Holocaust. They will explore racism as a common experience across time and location. And they will write a one minute essay reflection on why they think racism continues when there are so many examples of how devastating the results can be when it goes unchecked.

This activity features testimonies from the Holocaust, Nanjing Massacre, Armenian Genocide, Guatemalan Genocide, and Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda collections of the Visual History Archive.
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