Racism and Genocide in the Modern Age
Kind of Activity:
For students to place the racism and genocide that occur in Maus in a greater historical context
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.2 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.7
Divide students into groups of four or five. Each group will be given a case of major racial discrimination/genocide to research, e.g. the events during the colonization of North America by European communities; the Khmer Rouge regime; the Rwandan genocide; the Kurdish genocide/al-Anfal genocide, etc. Research will be performed at school library and computer...
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