Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WHAT IS GENOCIDE?


The crime without a name, genocide, has reared its ugly head numerous times in the 20th century and is once more threatening religious and ethnic minorities in various parts of the world. What exactly is genocide and which historical events constitute genocide? Do your research and write an essay in which you explain clearly what genocide is and is not and provide examples. It is suggested that you spread your research out over three or four days for maximum benefit.
Reading material to annotate:
Most of the sites listed include short videos
·         “What is genocide?” http://www.history.com/topics/what-is-genocide
·         “Genocide timeline” http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10007095
·         “The Rwandan genocide” http://www.history.com/topics/rwandan-genocide
·         “Bosnian genocide” http://www.history.com/topics/bosnian-genocide
Documentaries to watch and make notes on:
·         “Ghosts of Rwanda” http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/ghosts-of-rwanda/  
·         “Genocide: worse than war” http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/genocide-worse-than-war/
·         “The devil came on horseback” http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/the-devil-came-on-horseback/ This documentary is a firsthand account of the Darfur genocide

·         “Srebrenica: a cry from the grave” http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/srebrenica-cry-from-the-grave/

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