Women You Should Know: Aurora Mardiganian

 USC Shoah Foundation
Grade Level:
  9 -  10
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.

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