A Lesson Plan based on The Armenian Genocide – News Accounts from the American Press, 1915-1922
This curriculum extracts articles from the book, “The Armenian Genocide: News Accounts from the American Press,” compiled by Richard Kloian (and available from GenEd.). Including 200 New York Times articles, other journalistic accounts, U.S. Ambassador Morgenthau’s personal account of the genocide, survivor accounts, telegrams from the genocide perpetrator, photographs, and more, the book presents a compelling chronicle of the systematic deportations and massacres of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire, perpetrated by the Turkish governing authorities between 1915 and 1922.
The lesson allows students to:
- Discuss the significance of the language used in the articles as it relates to a modern definition of genocide
- Comprehend the extent to which Americ an readers/public were aware of the persecution against Armenians by Ottoman rulers.
- Understand the importance of media in exposing and preventing human rights abuses