LESSON

"If you Survive, Be a Man": Teaching the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

Lesson By: Robert Hadley and Kelly Watson
Grade Range: 9-12
Subjects Covered: History, English
Time Estimate: 1-3 Days

Using Rwandan Video Testimony to Understand the Patterns of Genocide

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"If you Survive": Lesson Unit 2

Kizito Kalima on Ethnic Differences

Language: English

  • Kizito Kalima on Ethnic Differences

    Language: English

  • Kizito Kalima on being attacked by a mob

    Language: English

  • Kizito Kalima on the importance of learning the lesson

    Language: English

    Rwandan Tutsi Genocide survivor Kizito Kalima shares his hope that people take action to prevent future genocides. He vows  to do anything necessary to ensure the world is a safe, peaceful place.

  • Freddy Mutanguha on saying goodbye to his mother

    Language: English

  • Freddy Mutanguha on being rescued by a friend

    Language: English

  • Freddy Mutanguha on burying his parents

    Language: English

  • Carl Wilkens on pregenocidal violence

    Language: English

  • Carl Wilkens on neighbors speaking up

    Language: English

    Carl Wilkens, an aid provider during the Rwandan Tutsi Genocide, describes the courageous acts of his neighbors. 

Students will view testimony clips of a rescuer and two survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Tutsi Genocide in order to develop an understanding of the patterns of genocide and to lend human faces and personal stories to history.