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THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE - During WWI, The Young Turk political faction of the Ottoman Empire sought the creation of a new Turkish state extending into Central Asia.  Those promoting the ideology called "Pan Turkism" (creating a homogenous Turkish state) now saw its Armenian minority population as an obstacle to the realization of that goal.

On April 24, 1915, several hundred Armenian community leaders and intellectuals in Constantinople (modern day Istanbul) were arrested, sent east, and put to death.  In May, after mass deportations had already begun, Minister of the Interior Talaat Pasha, claiming that Armenians could offer aid and comfort to the enemy and were in a state of imminent rebellion, ordered their deportation into the Syrian desert.

The adult and teenage males were separated from the deportation caravans and killed under the direction of Young Turk functionaries.  Women and children were driven for months over mountains and desert, often raped, tortured, and mutilated.  Deprived of food and water and often stripped of clothing, they fell by the hundreds of thousands along the routes to the desert.  Ultimately, more than half the Armenian population, 1,500,000 people were annihilated.  In this manner the Armenian people were eliminated from their homeland of several millennia.  :: More ::

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This website is designed specifically for school teachers, providing resources for teaching about the Armenian Genocide.

Interactive Online Classroom

Genocide and the Human Voice
"NICOLE'S JOURNEY"
www.LearnGenocide.com


This interactive online classroom provides students a background to the history of the Armenian Genocide and the effects of the denial of the Genocide on

subsequent generations.  Nicole's real life journey to the village of her grandmother, now in Eastern Turkey, illustrates the continued pain that genocide brings and the fortitude of those searching for truth.
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"Tried 'n' True" Lesson Plans

Human Rights and Genocide:
A Case Study of the First Modern Genocide of
the 20th Century

Comprehensive 1-Day, 2-Day, and 10-Day lesson plans for 10th grade public school teachers. Includes all supporting material.

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Links

Sites on Armenian Art, Culture, History, Literature, and Religion:

 

About Armenia

 

Armenian Alphabet

 

Armenian Catholicosate

 

of all Armenians

 

Armenian Catholicosate

 

of Cilicia

 

The Armenian Genocide

 

Museum-Institute

Armenian Highland

Armenian Language

Armenian Literature

Armenian Studies Program

at Cal. State Univ., Fresno

ArmenianHouse.org

ArmSite

Hye Etch

Educational Requirements

Currently, the following 11 states require the teaching of the Armenian Genocide.  Click here for more information about each.

 

California
Georgia
Illinois
Kansas

Massachusetts
Minnesota
New Jersey
New York

Ohio
Rhode Island
Virginia

 
 

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