This project was used in a general education course on genocide. Throughout the semester, students learn about the stages, starting with how othering creates out-groups, discrimination against those groups, and how that leads to more series action such as persecution before genocide actually occurs.
Students have created some really innovative materials for this project! I love giving them some flexibility to choose the format.
Text of Assignment:
Your group project is a public awareness campaign designed to educate people about a topic relevant to class (it can be very tangentially related to class!).
Students should create something informational that can be easily shared online. Some examples include:
- Web sites
- Blog posts
- … anything else you might think of!
Your issue should focus on something that’s important for the public to know about. This is likely a current event, but could also be something from history about which we know very little (or maybe a new discovery has changed our understanding!).
Students should allocate tasks within their group so that each person has designated responsibilities:
The rubric for this assignment is:
- Depth of Information Provided: 20 points
- Quality of Sources (at least three journal articles): 10 points
- Creativity of Sharing Method: 10 points
- Grammar/Spelling/Formatting: 10 points
TOTAL: 50 points
Some of the examples created by students: