The Genocide Education Project is a nonprofit organization that assists educators in teaching about human rights and genocide, particularly the Armenian Genocide, by developing and distributing instructional materials, providing access to teaching resources and organizing educational workshops.

51 Commonwealth Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone: (415) 264-4203


Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational and professional development organization whose mission is to engage students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples if genocide, Facing History students make essential connection between history and the moral choices they confront in their own lives.

National Office:
16 Hurd Road
Brookline, MA 02445
Phone: (617) 232-1595
Fax: (617) 232-0281


The Choices Program, a civics-based education program based at Brown University, created the curriculum Confronting Genocide: Never Again?. The curriculum provides a five day lesson plan on five genocides of the twentieth century. The lessons trace the international response to five genocides including the Armenian Genocide. This analysis includes the U.S. response to genocides and through problem solving activities students can develop their own ideas of how the U.S. can respond to genocide.

Box 1948, Brown University
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: (401) 863-3155
Fax: (401) 863-1247


The university-sponsored center provides outreach and support for the Twin Cities and for education and human rights organizations world wide. The Web site provides resources and links for educators and they have also offered professional development opportunities for educators interested in learning about the Armenian Genocide.

University of Minnesota
100 Nolte Hall West
315 Pillsbury Drive
Minneapolis, MN. 55455
Phone: 612-624-0256
Fax: 612-626-9169

www.TeachGenocide.com is a cyber resource library published specifically for teachers by The Genocide Education Project where various teaching resources on the Armenian Genocide and other gross human rights violations are available to download free of charge for classroom use. Some of the resources available include lesson plans, newspaper articles, videos, survivor accounts, maps and various documents.


FHAO not only provides wonderful print resources on the Armenian Genocide they also offer online lesson plans. Lessons and Readings on the Armenian Genocide was developed in collaboration with Teaching Tolerance Magazine. (The Fall, 2002 issue of Teaching Tolerance Magazine includes a feature article on the Armenian Genocide, titled "The World Was Silent".) The four lessons in this series can be used separately or together and reflect the history of the Armenian Genocide and its legacy.


The Legacy Project provides a collection of visual and literary art created by the descendents of those who survived some of the most horrific atrocities of the twentieth century including the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust, and the Cambodian Genocide. The site offers examples of artwork and literary excerpts influenced by the Armenian Genocide by Arshile Gorky, Ben Bagdikian, Peter Balakian and Carol Edgarian.


ANI is a small research institute dedicated to studying the Armenian Genocide. While ANI does not generally provide individual assistance for educators, they do provide a Web site with historically correct and well organized information. The site also includes a section for educators the author updated in 2004.


This award winning Web site is designed with students in mind. The information on the site is brief and dynamically displayed. The site contains a video, survivor testimony, and an interactive timeline. The site also provides multiple language options including Spanish, French, and German.

Century of Genocide: Eyewitness Accounts and Critical Views
(For educators and advanced students, Historical Essays)
Totten, Samuel, Parsons, William S., and Charny, Israel W., editors. New York and London: Garland Publishing Inc., 1997, 488 pages.
ISBN 0-8153-2353

Black Dog of Fate: A Memoir: An American Son Uncovers his Armenian Past
(grades 11-12, non-fiction)
Balakian, Peter. New York: Basic Books, 1997, 289 pages.
ISBN 0-465-00704-X

Forgotten Fire
(grades 7-10, fiction)
Bagdasarian, Adam. New York: Random House Children’s Books, 2002, 273 pages.
ISBN 0440229170

The Road from Home: The Story of an Armenian Girl
(grades 7-10, fiction)
Kherdian, David. New York: Penguin Books, 1988, 238 pages.
ISBN 0-688-80205-2