Genocide since the 20th century
Students will examine the various genocides that have taken place since the 20th century.
Task #1 – Continue Cornell note style note paper.
Task #2 – Continue introduction to various genocides and video clips from documentarians seeking to examine these events.
Task #3 – Debrief on genocides discussed today.
Turkey – Killed 1 million Armenians during WWI
Japan – Killed millions across Asia during WWII
Russia – Killed 8 million
Germany – Killed 6 million Jewish
China – Killed 30 million under Chairman Mao
Ruwanda – Killed 800,000 Tutsi
Other regions: Bosnia, Darfur, and the Congo.
Task #4 – Answer the five discussion questions based on genocide on the back of your Cornell note paper.
- Stalin once said “1 person dying is a tragedy, 30 million is a statistic”. What evidence have we seen of this? What do you think is the cause of this?
- Why do governments sanction mass killings?
- How does one person get the ability to take over a country and convince neighbor to fight neighbor?
- Of the genocides we saw which one do you think is the most violent?
- How has genocide impacted the world culturally, genetically, and racially?