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 history, 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.
The Genocide Education Project’s 2022 Teacher Fellowship Program provides professional development for teaching and leading educator workshops about human rights and genocide, with a comparative examination of numerous examples of genocide, as well as a particular expertise on the Armenian case.
GenEd, in partnership with the Armenian Genocide Museum and Institute (AGMI) in Yerevan, Armenia, will host the initial phase of the GenEd Teacher Fellowship Program at AGMI’s museum and conference facilities, July 9-17, 2022. The partnership combines GenEd’s expertise in training social studies and English language arts educators with AGMI’s unique role in Armenian Genocide remembrance and research.
The one-week agenda in Armenia includes interactive professional development sessions, guest presentations, and visits to historical and cultural sites.
During the program’s second phase, Teacher Fellows will provide professional development workshop to 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 will be selected to participate in the program. The program is free of cost to participants. All expenses (over $10,000 per person) 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 deadline for application to the program was January 9, 2022.