Without fully recognizing and investigating the causes of the most destructive chapters in history and how they directly influence current events, today’s students cannot act to prevent such destruction in the future. The Armenian Genocide and its aftermath have a distinctive place in the study of genocide, its stages, and the continuum of comparative genocides that came before and after it. The Armenian Genocide initiated a new era of genocide, during which the perpetrators used new industrial tools and methods to murder and dispossess record numbers of people more swiftly than ever before, erasing a civilization from its historic homeland and initiating generations of denial, enabling further destruction.
In addition to its other professional development services, The Genocide Education Project offers secondary school social studies and English teachers an opportunity apply for The GenEd Teacher Fellowship Program. Through a unique partnership with the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute (AGMI), the two-phased program combines GenEd’s expertise in training high school educators with AGMI’s unique role in Armenian Genocide remembrance and research, including its in-depth museum exhibit, collection of primary source documents and artifacts, and its ongoing scholarship on various aspects of the genocide and its immediate and longterm aftermath, including continuing effects today. The initial phase of the GenEd Teacher Fellowship Program includes a 10-day trip to Armenia, with academic and workshop sessions at AGMI’s museum and conference facilities, and afternoon field trips complimenting the workshop content.
During the program’s second phase, Teacher Fellows will provide professional development services for other educators in their region, under the supervision of The Genocide Education Project.
Fifteen U.S. middle or high school educators with demonstrated experience in Armenian Genocide education are selected to participate in the program. All expenses are covered through generous donor contributions to The Genocide Education Project. A $400 deposit by participants will be reimbursed upon successful completion of the full program.
The 2023 GenEd Teacher Fellowship Program application period is now closed (Deadline: 1/8/23)
Meet the 2023 GenEd Teacher Fellows here.
See the report on the 2022 program here.
Meet the 2022 GenEd Teacher Fellows here.