- USC Shoah Foundation
- Grade Level:
- Estimated completion time:
- 0.75 hour(s)
- Standards Addressed:
- Subject Area:
- World History, Armenian Genocide
In this activity, students will explore the life of Armenian Genocide survivor Aurora Mardiganian, who became the face of the genocide after writing a memoir, Ravished Armenia (1918), which was adapted into a film, Auction of Souls (1919), in which Aurora played herself. Students will identify content-specific words and reflect on their significance to the text, their peers and to themselves. The final product is a Word Cloud.
Each activity in the "Women You Should Know" Information Quest series focuses on a single testimony from IWitness. The series is intended to highlight several women from our collection who have each had a significant impact on the world.