Jeff Benes
Bishop Miege High School
Kansas City, MO

Grade Level
10th-12th grade

Subject
Language Arts
Social Studies

Time Needed
To be determined by teacher

Introduction

This teaching guide represents several options on how to approach the topic of 20th and 21st Century genocides with your students. It is assumed that your students have some background in the Holocaust. This is not a comprehensive curriculum, but instead is a collection of suggested resources, approaches, and thought processes to bring to your classroom. The overall goal is to examining the stages of genocide and applying them to modern genocides.

This curriculum can be adapted for use across the Social Studies and Language Arts, including Humanities, English, Current Events, Geography, World History, American History, Government, Sociology, or Psychology. Due to the subject matter, these suggested approaches are geared toward upper level high school students, but could be adapted for lower grades

Needs versus options: This teacher’s guide is divided into these two groups. Needs are basic ideas that are critical, in this author’s opinion, to the curricula. The options sections are up to the teacher to jump into, and are extensions, not critical pieces.

Materials
The Entire Unit: Genocide Since the Holocaust
Lesson Overview
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
Lesson 3
Lesson 4

This teaching unit was designed by a member of the Isak Federman Holocaust Teaching Cadre through MCHE’s Masters and Mentors Program.

The Masters and Mentors Program is funded by the H&R Block Foundation, Bertha S. and Ida E. Adelson Memorial Fund, the Legacy Fund, and the Flo Harris Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City, the Jewish Heritage Foundation of Greater Kansas City, and the Oppenstein Brothers Foundation.

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