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Armenian Genocide Inquiry

Setting the Stage
What was the Armenian Genocide and why is it so controversial? Introduce this short video discussing the events and causes of the genocide. Discuss as a class. 
 
Supporting Questions
What was the human impact of the Armenian Genocide?
 
What was the environmental impact of the Armenian Genocide?
 
How did individuals try to ease the suffering of the Armenians?
 
Formative Assessment
Using evidence from the documents, list the ways the people in the photographs were impacted by the genocide.
 
Using evidence from the documents, list the ways the environment was impacted by the genocide.
 
Using evidence from the documents, list the ways individuals tried to help the victims of the genocide.
 
Argument
Discuss the cost of war in terms of human losses and environmental impact based on the evidence from the Armenian Genocide. (essay, Socratic Seminar, debate, etc.)
 
Extension
Research the work of Dr. Finley. How did he contribute to the Armenian Relief Effort?
 
Taking Informed Action
Write an article for online publishing discussing the importance of remembering the Armenian Genocide and the human costs of World War I.