British Columbia - Genocide Studies 12
- The intentional destruction of peoples and their cultures is not inevitable, and such attempts can be disrupted and resisted.
- The use of the term “genocide” to describe atrocities has political, legal, social, and cultural ramifications.
- Despite international commitments to prohibit genocide, violence targeted against groups of people has continued to challenge global peace and prosperity.
- While genocides are caused by and carried out for different reasons, all genocides share similarities in progression and scope.
Students are expected to be able to do the following:
Use Social Studies inquiry processes and skills to ask questions; gather, interpret, and analyze ideas; and communicate findings and decisions
Assess the significance of people, locations, events, or developments, and compare varying perspectives on their significance at particular times and places, and from group to group
Assess the credibility of, and the justification for the use of, evidence after investigating the reliability of sources and data, the adequacy of evidence, and the bias of accounts and claims
Assess how prevailing conditions and the actions of individuals or groups influence events, locations, decisions, or developments
Explain and infer different perspectives on past or present people, locations, issues, or events by considering prevailing norms, values, worldviews, and beliefs
Make reasoned ethical judgments about, and assess varying responses to, actions and events in the past or present
- Authentication Beyond the Classroom
- Break the Fake: Hoax? Scholarly Research? Personal Opinion? You Decide!
- Consensus or Conspiracy?
- Deconstructing Web Pages
- Don’t Drink and Drive: Assessing the Effectiveness of Anti-Drinking Campaigns
- Online Cultures and Values
- Online Propaganda and the Proliferation of Hate
- Political Images: Memes and Cartoons
- Reality Check: Authentication 101
- Reality Check: Authentication and Citizenship
- Screen Stigma: Looking at Mental Illness in Popular Media
- Screen Stigma: Looking at Mental Illness in the News
Students are expected to know the following:
characteristics and stages of genocide
strategies used to commit genocide
use of technology in promoting and carrying out genocide
recognition of and responses to genocides
movements that deny the existence of or minimize the scope of genocides
genocide prevention, including international law and enforcement