Corning Centre's 2017 Student Conference
The Armenian Genocide: A Just Resolution
Applying Historical Thinking Concepts While Exploring Justice
During Genocide Education and Prevention month, on Monday, April 24, 2017, the day Canadians will mark the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, we invite Ontario Social and World Studies and Humanities teachers to participate in the Corning Centre’s Grade 11 and 12 student conference.
Students will have the unique opportunity to also visit the Armenian Genocide Memorial at the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto on the very day marking the annual commemorative anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The conference is free to attend and includes a complementary lunch. Travel stipends are also available (see below). Spaces are limited.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017
Armenian Youth Centre, 50 Hallcrown Place, Toronto, Ontario M2J 1P6 (map)
We will be providing travel stipends to schools arriving by school bus on a first-come-first-served basis, up to the following maximums. There are limited funds available.
- $200 for schools within the GTA
- $300 for schools outside the GTA
Student Conference Program
- 9:00–9:30 Arrival and registration
- 9:30–10:30 Film and expert panel presentation on the chronology of justice for the Armenian Genocide
- 10:30–11:30 Workshops with OCT (Ontario Certified Teacher) Corning Centre representatives. The workshop will be structured around historical thinking concepts and will focus on the following.
- using primary and secondary sources to investigate genocide
- identifying what justice is and what forms it might and should take
- building a case for a just resolution
- 11:30–12:00 Lunch break
- 12:00–12:45 Reconvene in a larger group for concluding remarks and sharing workshop results
- 12:45–1:15 Group visit to the Armenian Genocide monument