History – Genocide Homework
Assess the validity of the following statement:
” American policymakers have been consistently reluctant to condemn mass atrocities as genocide or take responsibility for leading an international military intervention.”
Task: In Lab (Use the attached links at end and search using google)
I) Research one of the assigned genocides (Armenian, Holocaust, Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Kosovo) and answer the following
A) Define and cite specific examples of the 8 stages of genocide for your particular case study (Look to link below).
B) Identify and use specific content (name drops, vocabulary dumps, quote bombs, events) to identify how the US responded specifically to the atrocities.
Task: In class (Individually)
C) Does your research indicate that the above statement is true or false and to what degree. Write a comlex paragraph in which you support your answer.
D) Based upon the research describe the responsibilities the US has in promoting Human Rights and preventing Genocide in the world. Write a short 4-5 sentence answer using historical content as support.
8 stages of genocide http://www.genocidewatch.org/aboutgenocide/8stagesofgenocide.html
Preventing Genocide: A Guide for U.S. Policymakers http://www.ushmm.org/genocide/taskforce/pdf/brochure.pdf
United States Holocaust Museum’s Preventing Genocide Task Force http://www.ushmm.org/genocide/taskforce/
PBS Frontline: Never Again– The World’s Most Unfulfilled Promise http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/karadzic/genocide/neveragain.html