When my 9th grader started off the year in Government, I thought it was strange, since that was a senior-level class for me. I only assumed that the second semester would be Economics.
Something tells me we aren't in Kansas anymore.
Genocide was her second semester class.
These are just a few of the essay questions and definitions that she had to know for her last exam.
*List and briefly describe the 8 stages of genocide.
*What was the Holocaust?
*What symbols did the Nazis put on homosexuals/Jews during WWII?
*Why were the Armenian Christians, Jews, and Kurds targeted?
*Why were the Rohingya Muslims, Yazidis, and African Americans targeted?
*How were the Tutsis classified by the Hutus?
*What happened in Cambodia after the Vietnam conflict?
*List 2 ways Nazi Germans killed Jews during WWII.
*Give 2 definitions of genocide by 2 different researchers or professors.
*How many people were killed in the Ukrainian famine?
*Which genocide is illegal to talk about in the country which such genocide occurred?
*What does "Anfal" mean? Who led and carried out the campaign and why?
*What 3 forms of discrimination did the Armenian Christians face during WWI?
*Which group entered India and created Hinduism?
*List and describe the Caste system.
*Define polytheism, monotheism, animism, and atheism.
I actually learned a lot helping her study. George Santayana was right, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
Our earth seems to be in a vicious cycle, so maybe a study on genocide isn't so bad.