Teacher Workshop—Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: 100 Years After the Armenian Genocide

February 1, 2015

April 24, 2015, will mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. As we commemorate this important date, please join us for a workshop that will prepare educators to bring this history into classrooms.  

We will be joined by, Marsha Skrypuch who will discuss the research and background of her newest novel, Dance of the Banished, which is set during the Armenian Genocide but shown from the perspective of Zeynep, an Alevi Kurd witness and rescuer.

In this workshop participants will:

•  Discover new interdisciplinary teaching strategies and classroom activities that reinforce historical and literacy skills
•  Receive a free copy of Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians

Marsha Skrypuch is well known for her books that show the effects of 20th century war and genocide from the perspective of young people. Her nineteen books have garnered more than sixty awards and honours. She has written four young adult novels set during the Armenian Genocide and also two books that approach the topic for younger children.

Teachers interested in attending the workshop must register through this link: WORKSHOP REGISTRATION.

The Workshop will take place on Sunday, February 22, 2015 from 2:00pm – 6:00pm at the Armenian Community Centre of Toronto 45 Hallcrown Place (Victoria Park Ave. and Hwy 401) Toronto, ON M2J 4Y4.

Click here for directions to the Armenian Community Centre. 

This workshop is co-sponsored by Facing History and Ourselves and the Sara Corning Centre for Genocide Education.