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2010

Art

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

University of Denver

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Teaching About Genocide: A Cross-Curricular Approach In Art And History, Mark Thorsen Jan 2010

Teaching About Genocide: A Cross-Curricular Approach In Art And History, Mark Thorsen

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This study describes the experiences of suburban area high school 10th, 11th, and 12th grade art students immersed in a cross-curricular study of the Holocaust and genocide. Three participant-educators, art teachers, and I, a history teacher, designed a two week curricular unit which was implemented in January, 2010, to increase student-participant awareness and action to address the global problem of genocide. This cross-curricular unit used non-discursive sources of testimony in a variety of forms of representation to inspire student-participant artwork.

Four research questions guided this study: How do educators use a variety of forms of representation to teach the complexities …