This lesson plan is accompanies readings from the book Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried by Ellen Sarkisian Chesnut. The lesson was created by Frank Perez, World History teacher at San Benito High School in Hollister, CA.
Deli Sarkis: The Scars He Carried (available in limited supply from The Genocide Education Project and on Google Books) tells the story of an Armenian who witnessed first-hand the atrocities of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923. The book is a tale of two journeys: the author’s journey to discover the facts, places, and people in order to write her father’s story, and her father’s journey from near death to survival.
In this lesson plan created by Frank Perez, World History teacher
at San Benito High School, in Hollister, California, students are introduced to the Armenian Genocide, read and summarize selected chapters of the book, and create a storyboard relating to the the chapters.