WATERTOWN, Massachusetts—The Genocide Education Project (GenEd) provided a full-day workshop on teaching about the Armenian Genocide for Boston-area History and English teachers on June 10th.
Held at the Armenian Library and Museum of America, the training covered historical context as well as various approaches to teaching the subject, including the use of survivor testimony, photographs, documentary film, book reading assignments, and persuasive composition. Teachers also m…et a local 106-year old Armenian Genocide survivor and were given a tour of the museum and library, and provided a traditional Armenian luncheon.
“I have been teaching for over 25 years and I have been to a lot of conferences, and this was by far one of the best. The survivor presentation was incredible as were the other speakers and many resources,” said Joanna Honig, Watertown High School English teacher.