EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ON LIFE STORIES AND TESTIMONIES



ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Armenian Genocide Resource Library for Teachers
Website for secondary school teachers who wish to teach Armenian Genocide in their classrooms through various materials including written life stories.
http://www.teachgenocide.com/

20 voices
This website provides interactive audiovisual material that teaches the Armenian genocide through 20 survivors’ testimonies.
http://www.20voices.com/
http://www.20voices.com/survivors.html



HOLOCAUST

Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors
This website does not provide information about the services for Holocaust education. However, if you contact the Centre per se, they offer group sessions with Holocaust survivors who are willing to tell their stories. They also offer material to prepare students for the experience of hearing these difficult stories.
http://www.cummingscentre.org/

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum : Voices on Genocide Prevention Podcast
A bi-weekly audio series and podcast service, hosted by Committee on Conscience Project Director Bridget Conley-Zilkic, that brings you the voices of human rights defenders, experts, advocates, and government officials. Vital voices addressing one of humanity's most vital issues. The opinions expressed in these interviews do not necessarily represent those of the Museum.
http://blogs.ushmm.org/COC2/C9

A Teacher’s Guide to the Holocaust
This website provides an overview of the people and events of the Holocaust through photographs, documents, art, music, movies, and literature. Both written and audiovisual lifestories are accessible through this link.
http://fcit.coedu.usf.edu/holocaust/default.htm



INDIGENOUS PEOPLE

Survival
Survival is an international organization supporting tribal peoples worldwide. Today, Survival has supporters in 82 countries. We work for tribal peoples' rights in three complementary ways: education, advocacy and campaigns. We also offer tribal people themselves a platform to address the world. As a consequence, audiovisual material, as well as educational toolkits are available on this website rich in diversified informations.
http://www.survival-international.org/news



MIGRATION

JUNTOS : la casa de los soles
JUNTOS is a non-profit organization comprised of Mexican and other Latino immigrants in Philadelphia. Our mission is to build power for justice in the city of Philadelphia and members’ home countries in order to create vibrant, organized, vocal, and healthy communities. JUNTOS and MMP (Media Mobilizing Project) create the project « Our city, our voices » from the experiences of rising immigrant communities in Philadelphia. The goal of the project is to give Philadelphia's newest inhabitants the capacity to tell their own stories and document their struggles through short digital videos. This project can be an inspiration for further educational and empowering projects. Moreover, the short videos created can be used as pedagogical tools on the experience of migration.
http://ourcityourvoices.org/
http://vamosjuntos.org/english/
http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2007/12/philadelphias-latino-immigrants-tell-...



RWANDAN GENOCIDE

The United Nations and the prevention of genocide
This section of the United Nations provides material for the rationale behind genocide education as well as material for teaching the Rwandan genocide. Survivors testimonies of Rwandans are provided as pedagogial material.
http://www.un.org/preventgenocide/rwanda/index.shtml
http://www.un.org/preventgenocide/rwanda/testimonies.shtml



STORYTELLING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Center for Digital Story Telling
The Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) is an international non-profit training, project development, and research organization dedicated to assisting people in using digital media to tell meaningful stories from their lives. Our focus is on partnering with community, educational, and business institutions to develop large-scale initiatives using methods and principles adapted from our original Digital Storytelling Workshop. We also offer workshops for organizations and individuals and serve as a clearinghouse of information and resources about storytelling and new media.
http://www.storycenter.org/index1.html

The Museum of the Person
The Museums of the Person are virtual museums that collect, preserve and share life stories for social change. To be a Museum of the Person is to be locally responsible for the democratization of social memory and for the dissemination of the local life stories in a global level.
http://www.museudapessoa.net/ingles/
http://www.museudapessoa.net/ingles/programs_local_memory.htm

Kukummi
Kukummi is a network of emerging leaders who use storytelling motivated by personal experience as a tool for creating agency and supporting action. Kukummi is a student organization that aims to use storytelling in multimedia dimensions as a tool for education and social action. Focused on building bridges between different races, ethnicities, and ages, Kukummi is based on the idea of empowering youth to take action on issues that matter to them.
http://www.kukummi.org/About_Kukummi.php



GENOCIDE EDUCATION

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

The Genocide Education Project
The Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit organization that assists educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide, by developing and distributing instructional materials, providing access to teaching resources and organizing educational workshops.
http://www.genocideeducation.org/index.html

Armenian Film Foundation
The Armenian Film Foundation was established in 1979 as a non-profit, educational and cultural organization dedicated to the documentation and preservation of Armenian heritage in multi-media formats.
http://www.armenianfilm.org/



CONGO

USHMM : Ripples of Genocide –Journey through Eastern Congo
As is the case with many current events around the world, the situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) can be complex and difficult to understand. As a result, discussing the crisis in the DRC with your students can be daunting. The following suggestions are based on the premise that learning is a process, and both students and teachers can learn together. All of the suggested activities utilize the Museum’s Web site and may be adapted to fit the technological needs of your classroom.
http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/online/congojournal/forteachers/



GENOCIDE AND TOLERANCE

La Fondation de la Tolérance
Non partisane et à but lucratif, La Fondation de la tolérance s’attache à prévenir et à sensibiliser les jeunes à l’impact négatif de l’intolérance, des préjugés, des exclusions ainsi que de la discrimination sous toutes ses formes. Le respect des différences chez les hommes, les femmes et les jeunes est donc au cœur de notre mission.
http://www.fondationtolerance.com/index.php?p=outils&o=activites

Facing History
Founded in 1976, we are an international educational and professional development nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.
http://www.facinghistory.org/
http://www.facinghistory.org/taxonomy/term/27

Web Genocide Documentation Center
This website provides written resources on various genocides and genocide-related issues. Documents have been compiled by Dr. Stuart Stein, the Director of the Web Genocide Documentation Centre at the University of the West of England.
http://www.ess.uwe.ac.uk/genocide.htm

PBS : Films in Education
P.O.V. (a cinema term for "point of view") is television's longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Since 1988, P.O.V. has presented over 225 films to public television audiences across the country. P.O.V. films are known for their intimacy, their unforgettable storytelling and their timeliness, putting a human face on contemporary social issues.
P.O.V. provies documentaries as pedagogical resource for teachers and students. The organisation also provide companion lesson plans to present P.O.V. films classrooms. The Holocaust and the Guatemalan genocide are amongst the issues accessible through this link.
http://www.pbs.org/pov/classroom.php?page=4&subject=

Peace Pledge Union Information : Genocide
This website provides pedagogical resources for parents and teachers who want to adress the issue of genocide with their children or students. It gives advices on how to teach such a difficult knowledge as well as educational material. Written lifestories are accessible
http://www.ppu.org.uk/genocide/index1.html



HOLOCAUST

The Southern Institute for Education and Research
The Southern Institute's free anti-bias teacher training workshops on the Holocaust and other genocides are offered throughout the Gulf Coast South, including Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Workshops are recommended for middle and high school social studies and language arts teachers. Stipends are provided to teachers who attend. Community members are also welcome. Free study guides accompany each workshop. The program uses history to teach young people the moral imperative to speak out against prejudice.
http://www.southerninstitute.info/holocaust_education/holocaust_educatio...



REFUGEES

The United Nations Refugee Agency
The High Comissioner of the United Nations for Refugee Rights was created in order to protect the rights and the well-being of refugees. Educational material is provided in English and French.
http://www.unhcr.ch/pages/MaterielDisponible.html



SUDAN

PBS Lesson : Sudan –Efforts to avert genocide in the making
This lesson is organized around gaining an understanding of the current situation in Darfur, Sudan. It is recommended that the entire class take part in this first portion together (1). Groups could then be set up to explore other aspects of this conflict, research the Web sites indicated and report back to the class in a general sharing (2) to (3). Discussion or research questions have been included for each additional section.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/world/sudan_genoc...



ANTI-GENOCIDE ADVOCACY

Genocide Intervention Network
Genocide Intervention Network (GI-NET) empowers individuals and communities with the tools to prevent and stop genocide. Our innovative tools and programs provide citizens with the resources to educate, organize, and advocate in their communities. By investing heavily in individuals and empowering them to be local leaders on their campuses and in their communities, GI-NET provides hands-on opportunities for citizens of the world to make genocide prevention a domestic political issue. We believe that if given the tools, all citizens of the global community can become daily active upstanders against genocide.
http://genocideintervention.net/network

Genocide Prevention Project
The Genocide Prevention Project, founded in the fall of 2008, seeks to build the public will to call on the international community to take meaningful actions when “early warning” indicators signal possible onset of mass-scale atrocity crimes, and to mobilize resources to avert or halt such ongoing crises and protect civilians from mass atrocity crimes.
The Genocide Prevention Project focuses on public education and advocacy. Our initiatives include the Mass Atrocity Crimes Watch List and Genocide Prevention Month in April 2009.
http://www.preventorprotect.org/

STAND
Stand is a youth based advocacy organization that is dedicated to making it easy to act against genocide. Through tools like 1-800-Genocide and our monthly Darfur Digest, we make it easy for Canadians to stay updated on the current situation in Darfur and provide them with actions they can do on a daily basis to make a difference.
http://www.standcanada.org/