Period 1 – Criminal Behavior Lesson Plan (5-22-2015)

Criminal Behavior Header


Genocide since the 20th century



Today’s Objective:

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.

  1. 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?
  2. Why do governments sanction mass killings?
  3. How does one person get the ability to take over a country and convince neighbor to fight neighbor?
  4. Of the genocides we saw which one do you think is the most violent?
  5. How has genocide impacted the world culturally, genetically, and racially?