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Social Studies

Historical Journalists-Genocide

We will create two "special edition magazines" about The Holocaust and the genocide in Rwanda.
Jessika O'Sullivan
1019 total reviews for this teacher
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60 minutes
per class
Twice per week
over 6 weeks
year olds
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The students will learn how to do research and put together a "magazine" by writing articles. The students will also get an understanding of how propaganda has been used to influence people. 
One of my majors, and part of my Master's degree in teaching, is political science. My final thesis at Malmo University in Sweden was how knowledge about the Holocaust and other genocides could influence students' thoughts about democracy and human rights. I also teach two classes about the Holocaust and human rights at Outschool. 
To do research and write articles
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
2 hours per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Genocides bring with them imagery of violence and also great emotional tragedies. These both genocides were violent and tragic. The student might encounter photos or descriptions of graphic violence, dead people, humiliation or other abuse. 

In the Holocaust victims were killed in many different ways but mainly by executions by rifles and gas chambers in the camps. 

During the Rwanda genocide most were killed by people using guns or machetes. Peoples limbs were cut off and many were also raped. 

For both these genocides propaganda was used to incite violence. This propaganda showed Jewish people and Tutsi as untrustworthy, dirty, unworthy and dangerous. 

The student might also read accounts of families ripped apart, seeing family members being killed, starvation, harassment, grief and pain. 
In this class, we will learn about genocides through history by using the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide as a springboard for what we should include in our magazines. 

“Article II
In the present Convention, genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial, or religious group, as such:
(a) Killing members of the group;
(b) Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group;
(c) Deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part;
(d) Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group; 
(e) Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group.“


Jessika O'Sullivan
Lives in the United States
I believe in joy and curiosity and affirmation of the individual
1019 total reviews
759 completed classes

About Me

I am an immigrant from Sweden and have a masters degree in education from Lund/Malmö University. I used to teach social and political science, religion and geography. 

I have worked with children for almost 25 years. I have worked with... 
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