Reflections on Respect

The videos in this series provide educators with an instructional resource that can be used to teach students how to interpret, annotate and discuss primary source material. These short videos provide high level, authentic and thoughtful examples of how to apply such skills while also promoting students’ knowledge, skills and capacities for becoming responsible citizens in civil society.

Salpi Ghazarian on Personal Responsibility

Language: English

Salpi Ghazarian

Director of the Institute of Armenian Studies

University of Southern California

Ms. Ghazarian reflects on the topic of personal responsibility from the point of view as director of the Institute of Armenian Studies at USC, longtime educator and researcher, and as a grand daughter of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. From these multiple experiences, Ms. Ghazarian bases her reflection on a clip of testimony by Alice Shipley, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, who recalls how deception was used to portray Armenians as enemies of the Ottoman State.

  • Salpi Ghazarian on Personal Responsibility

    Language: English

    Salpi Ghazarian

    Director of the Institute of Armenian Studies

    University of Southern California

    Ms. Ghazarian reflects on the topic of personal responsibility from the point of view as director of the Institute of Armenian Studies at USC, longtime educator and researcher, and as a grand daughter of a survivor of the Armenian Genocide. From these multiple experiences, Ms. Ghazarian bases her reflection on a clip of testimony by Alice Shipley, a survivor of the Armenian Genocide, who recalls how deception was used to portray Armenians as enemies of the Ottoman State.

  • Peter Mancall on Equality

    Language: English

    Peter Mancall, PhD

    Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities

    Linda and Harlan Martens Director of the Early Modern Studies Institute

    Professor of History and Anthropology

    University of Southern California

    Dr. Mancall reflects on the topic of equality from his perspective as professor of history and anthropology and as director of the Early Modern Studies Institute at the University of Southern California. Dr. Mancall reflects on a clip of testimony by Elizabeth Holtzman, a war crimes trial participant, who tells of her experience during her civil rights work in the south during the 1960’s.

  • Varun Soni on Empathy

    Language: English

    Varun Soni, JD, PhD

    Dean of Religious Life

    University of Southern California

    Dr. Soni reflects on the topic of empathy from his perspective as Dean of Religious life at the University of Southern California and his work in the fields of religious studies and law. From this interdisciplinary point of view, Dr. Soni bases his reflection on a clip of testimony by Floyd Dade, a liberator during the Holocaust, who tells of the impact liberating a concentration camp had on him.

  • Allison Trope on Media Literacy

    Language: English

    Allison Trope, PhD

    Clinical Professor of Communication

    Director of the Critical Media Project

    Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

    University of Southern California

    Dr. Trope bases her reflection on media literacy from her perspective as an expert in media and communication, as well as on a clip of testimony by Romana Farrington, a survivor of the Holocaust, who tells of her experience with hiding her identity and antisemitism. Dr. Trope highlights the importance of being aware and critical of the standards that are projected through the media in relation to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexuality and socioeconomic class.