“Teaching About Genocide” Educator Resource Launches on Echoes and Reflections

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 5:00pm

Echoes and Reflections drew its biggest audience ever last week for a webinar introducing its new resource for educators, Teaching About Genocide.

With an audience of 75 participants, the webinar broke Echoes and Reflections’ record for most people registered and most attended.

The multipart Teaching About Genocide resource is intended to help teachers support students’ understanding of genocide in the context of their Holocaust education. It includes a glossary of essential terms, an outline of Gregory Stanton’s “10 Stages of Genocide” which includes two to three testimony clips from IWitness that illustrate each stage as it occurred in different genocides, resources for activism and further study of genocide, and case studies of genocide.

During the webinar, several participants mentioned that they are teaching their students about the current genocide against the Rohingya people of Myanmar and asked if there were any resources specifically about this crisis. USC Shoah Foundation was pleased to be able to offer an interview clip of a Rohingya survivor and blog post that Executive Director Stephen Smith produced on his recent trip to a refugee camp in Bangladesh.

Echoes and Reflections is a partnership between USC Shoah Foundation, ADL and Yad Vashem to provide in-person and online professional development to equip educators with research-based strategies for teaching about the Holocaust and genocide as well as a comprehensive array of print and digital content to use in the classroom.

Robin Migdol