Join us for the 6th annual Roger W. Smith Genocide and Human Rights Summer Institute for Teachers (RWS-GHRSI). More than 150 teachers from seventeen states have participated in our programs, focusing on the historical and contemporary issues of genocide and human rights violations. Our scholars bring you the latest in the background and issues of each topic and our educators work with you to learn how to put it into practice in the classroom so that the content and message resonate with today’s students. Our scholars have done field work, interviewed survivors and perpetrators, work with youth in country, teach the topics in their own classes, and have been recognized at home and abroad for their scholarly work and activism.
In 2011 we have chosen to focus on Southeast Asia and Europe for the content-sessions while still providing you with an overarching view of genocide and human rights and pedagogical approaches for teaching. Learn about genocides and atrocities in Armenia, Bosnia, Cambodia, Germany, Philippines and Thailand. Engage in discussions about the comparative approach, the role of the modern state, indigenous communities, the quest for utopias and post-violence justice, healing and reparations. Participants will work with primary documents, survivor accounts, graphic novels, film and documentary, and the work of scholars.
Become a part of something bigger, engage in a study for the future, bring the world into your classroom!
The program runs June 16-18 and is hosted at Northern Illinois University. Cost is $175 including food and lodging. The first eight registrants receive a modest stipend.
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