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The Rwandan Genocide

The Rwandan Genocide


April 6th, 2024 marks the 30th anniversary of the start of the Rwandan Genocide. In 100 days, over 800 Tutsi and moderate Hutu were killed.


This lesson provides students with an in-depth understanding of the Rwandan genocide and its historical context. It includes the following learning activities:


  • Warm Up to see what students know about Rwanda and the Rwandan Genocide


  • Nearpod or Canva presentation which provides background information, a historical timeline and video clips


  • A 23 mins video, with debrief and multiple choice questions


  • reading/case study with comprehension questions


  • Culminating Activity: Students reflect on and write about the role of colonialism in the genocide.
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