Teaching about Genocide at Wisconsin Social Studies Conference
WI - On March 16-17, the Genocide Education Network of Illinois (GENI) and the Pontian Greek Society of Chicago shared an exhibit booth and a presentation at the Wisconsin Council for the Social Studies Annual Conference, held near
Volunteers from St. John Armenian Church and from the Armenian National Committee of Wisconsin, Zohrab Kaligian and Lyle Dadian, along with Anastasia Skoupas from the Pontian Greek Society of Chicago, discussed with educators the booth display, which commemorated the Armenian and the Pontian and Anatolian Greek Genocides. Also on display were historical works, such as Samantha Powers’, A Problem from Hell; Taner Akcam’s, A Shameful Act; Constantinos Fotiadis’, The Genocide of the
Pontus Greeks Vol. 13; and Edward Hale Bierstadt’s, The Great Betrayal. Additionally, the novels and memoirs on display included Antonia Arslan’s Skylark Farm and Thea Halo’s Not Even My Name. Curricular guides displayed included the Choices for the 21st Century Project, the Facing History and Ourselves, and the Genocide Education Network. Over fifty of the conference’s participants stopped by the booth to review materials, ask questions, and discuss how they teach genocide in their classrooms.
For more information, contact Sona Birazian at (773) 968-9595 or George Mavropoulos at(630) 303-4361.