The 2017 Northeast Regional Conference for the Social Studies welcomed educators from across the east coast with the theme, “Social Studies Matters: A Strong Citizenry Through a Well-Rounded Education.”
During WWI, Ottoman Turkey systematically annihilated 1.5 million Armenians, more than half of the Armenian population living in their historic homeland. The testimonies of survivors, including recently translated memoirs, provide a compelling lens to engage students in this history and the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide. (more…)
Glendale, CA – The Glendale Unified School District and The Genocide Education Project (GenEd) hosted a 2-day teacher-training workshop on Genocide education, using the Armenian Genocide as a case study.
“In my 20 years of teaching in this district, this workshop was by far the best, most informative, and most beneficial workshop of my career,” wrote Angelina Dawson, a history teacher at Rosemont Middle School. In an email after the workshop, Dawson thanked the district for “providing outstanding speakers, short films, and plentiful resources for us to use in the classroom. They were organized, efficient, knowledgeable, and so kind.” (more…)
The San Francisco Bay Area community welcomed The Genocide Education Project (GenEd) and The Other Side of Home filmmakers Naré Mkrtchyan and Iliana Guevara at events in San Francisco and Sunnyvale, November 18 & 19.
After a presentation about GenEd by Board Member, Roxanne Makasdjian, The Other Side of Home was screened. The film was recently named as one of the final 10 films from which five Academy Award nominees will be chosen for the Short Documentary category. Conceived, directed and narrated by Mkrtchyan, the 40-minute documentary follows her on a trip Turkey in April, 2015, on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. (more…)
- Michigan and Rhode Island enact laws on genocide education
- German parliament recognizes Armenian Genocide
- Pope Francis visits Armenia, promotes Armenian Genocide remembrance
Watertown, MA, June 10 – The Genocide Education Project provided a comprehensive, full-day teacher-training workshop for Boston-area History and English teachers.
Co-hosted by Armenian Library and Museum of America, the National Association for Armenian Studies and Research, Watertown and Boston Public Schools, and Project Save, and with the participation of the USC Shoah Foundation, the wide-ranging workshop included a tour of ALMA and a special meeting with 106-year old Armenian Genocide survivor, Asdghig Alemian. (more…)
GenEd presented the full-day workshop “The Armenian Genocide – 100 Years: Fundamentals of Teaching about the Prototype Genocide of the Modern Era through Primary Sources” for Boston-area social studies and English educators. The workshop included various approaches to teaching the subject including use of oral histories, written memoirs, essays, and interactive projects.
A Bakersfield, CA student has made her way to the final competition for National History Day with a performance called Genocide Denied; The Violent Encounter of 1915. Having won the county-level and state competitions, Fruitvale Jr. High student Lauren Bittle is now raising funds through a GoFundMe.com campaign to help attend the national contest a the University of Maryland, June 12-16.
- Pasadena High School Mounts Commemorative Art Installation
- Hollister Teacher Fights Genocide Denial with Op-Ed
Providence, RI – University of Rhode Island professor, Dr. Catherine Sama, was awarded the Educator of the Year Award by The Genocide Education Project’s Rhode Island Branch. GenEd RI Branch Co-chairs Pauline Getzoyan and Esther Kalajian presented the award on April 24th during the Armenian Genocide commemoration at the Armenian Martyrs’ Memorial Monument at North Burial Ground in Providence, Rhode Island.