Plan (part two)
On the previous page you have been asked to begin to collecting information that will help you develop a plan to end genocide across the world once and for all.
You will have already set out a mind map and added the '8 stages of genocide'.
- Now, go to the KS3 pages to collect information about Post-Holocaust genocides. To your mind map add information about the cuases of these.
- Add information about the specific articles of the United Nations Declaration on Human rights which seek to stop genocide.
Developing your plan
- Using the information you have gathered in your mind map. Begin to make a plan that you think would stop genocide.
- Include actions to be taken and who should take them.
- Display your plan in the form of a poster or a powerpoint presentation.
Why does the world continue to allow genocides to continue to happen?
Run your mouse over the hot spots on the interactive animation (above) in order to discover some of the acts of genocide perpetrated over the past 100 years.
In 1945 the Holocaust and other atrocities committed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators shocked the world. The United Nations ‘Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide’ came into effect as a result of the Holocaust.
Article 2 of that convention states that genocide means “any... acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group”.
Since 1945 there have been many genocides and examples of ethnic cleansing throughout the world. The problem is universal.
In fact, since 1900 around 200 million people have been killed in genocidal acts.
So, why have we not learned to act and stop genocides happening?