Genocide In Rwanda

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Genocide In Rwanda

  1. 1. Genocide in Rwanda Mr. Jeremy Rinkel
  2. 2. Genocide <ul><li>Is any act of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group, as such: </li></ul>
  3. 3. Acts of Genocide <ul><li>Killing members of the group </li></ul><ul><li>Causing serious bodily or mental harm to members of the group </li></ul><ul><li>Creating living conditions of the group with the intent to bring about its physical destruction in whole or in part </li></ul>
  4. 4. Acts of Genocide <ul><li>Imposing measures intended to prevent births within the group </li></ul><ul><li>Forcibly transferring children of the group to another group </li></ul>
  5. 5. Rwanda <ul><li>The most densely populated country in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>2 main ethnic groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hutus (majority group) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tutsis (minority group) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Hutus <ul><li>Launched an intense period of systematic killing of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neighbors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schoolmates </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mostly Tutsis were murdered along with some moderate Hutus </li></ul>
  7. 7. Rwandan Genocide <ul><li>In less than one hundred days, nearly 1 million people were killed </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly twice the entire population of Washington D.C. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Tools of Genocide <ul><li>Assassinations </li></ul><ul><li>Death lists </li></ul><ul><li>Hate Propaganda </li></ul><ul><li>Demonizing </li></ul><ul><li>Civilian militias </li></ul><ul><li>Rape </li></ul>
  9. 9. In-class Project <ul><li>Separate into four groups </li></ul><ul><li>Group 1 – Hutus and Tutsis </li></ul><ul><li>Group 2- Valentina’s Story </li></ul><ul><li>Group 3- The International Community’s Response </li></ul><ul><li>Group 4- Post-genocide Rwanda </li></ul>
  10. 10. Each Group will: <ul><li>Summarize the packet of materials given to you </li></ul><ul><li>Answer at least two of the discussion questions </li></ul><ul><li>Present your findings to the class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You may read some of the talking points </li></ul></ul>

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