To aid in teaching about these difficult topics, Woven Teaching has produced and collected a number of resources about mass atrocity and genocide prevention.
For suggestions of other genocide resources or questions regarding best practices for teaching about genocide in your classroom, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!
Genocide Education and Prevention Organizations
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) promotes Holocaust and genocide education as part of its efforts to promote global citizenship.
USHMM is the United States’ official memorial to the Holocaust. Its website hosts a variety of useful materials for teaching about the Holocaust and other genocides.
A project of the USC Shoah Foundation, IWitness allows educators to bring video testimony into the classroom. IWitness Testimony is available for all genocides covered in the Stages of Genocide lesson plan.
GenEd seeks to assist educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide, by developing and distributing instructional materials, providing access to teaching resources, and organizing educational workshops.
EIHR is a non-profit staffed by volunteer teachers. It provides training, generates dialogue, develops materials, and builds networks to support educators seeking to rebuild community one classroom at a time. EIHR’s work is international in scope, reaching as far as Cambodia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Rwanda.
Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. Dr. Gregory H. Stanton, President of Genocide Watch, developed the Ten Stages of Genocide.
The mission of Facing History and Ourselves is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and antisemitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry.
The Early Warning Project is a program of the Simon-Skjodt Center for the Prevention of Genocide at USHMM. It assesses the risk of genocide and mass atrocity in countries around the world.
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization. In addition to curriculum on the Holocaust, the organization creates anti-bias and anti-bullying materials for educators.