This summer, the Genocide Education Project provided day-long workshops on the Armenian Genocide for high school teachers in both New Jersey and Los Angeles, Asbarez reported.
GenEd’s workshop facilitators introduced numerous and diverse multimedia resources for teaching about the annihilation of Armenians carried out by the Turkish leadership of the Ottoman Empire, beginning in 1915.
The first workshops were held at the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at the College of St. Elizabeth in Morristown, NJ. Area High School teachers explored the phenomenon of modern-era genocide through its prototype, the Armenian Genocide.
Roxanne Makasdjian, GenEd’s Executive Director, opened the day discussing the significance and role of Armenian Genocide instruction within a comprehensive social studies curriculum.
In Los Angeles, GenEd presented two full-day workshops in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education. Led by Sara Cohan, GenEd’s Education Director, and Roxanne Makasdjian, the workshops investigated the stages of genocide and the long-term impacts of genocide denial.