Mr. Trzepinska Holocaust and Genocide



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Mr. Trzepinska

Holocaust and Genocide


If you missed any of the video, please follow the link below to catch up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EF3IDlZ_Ms&noredirect=1

Go to YouTube and search “Armenian Genocide PBS” – it’s the one that is 1:22
As you are watching the debate about the Genocide, please answer the following questions. We will discuss as a class after the video. PAY ATTENTION AS YOU WILL NEED TO USE THE VIDEO TO WRITE YOUR REFLECTION PAPER.


  1. How does Justin McCarthy attempt to explain the Armenian Genocide as propaganda? What are his views on the accuracy of the program? How does he back them up?

  2. Explain how Peter Balakian questions McCarthy’s credibility. What has the Turkish government outlawed?

  3. How does Omer Turan attempt to explain the first hand accounts of the Genocide as propaganda?

  4. How does Taner Akcam dispute Turan’s argument? How is the Armenian Genocide part of Turkey’s “legacy”? Why was he put in jail?

  5. Why cant McCarthy speak in France in Switzerland?

  6. Why is it important for McCarthy and Akcam that what happened in Armenia be labeled Genocide? Why does Turan say that Turkey needs to address its history?

  7. Why is Turan “confused” during this debate? How does Turan discredit the Armenian people?

  8. Who comes off the best on this panel? Explain why.

  9. Who comes off the worst on this panel? Explain why.


Armenian Genocide Reflection Paper

50 points – October 29th
Using the video and survivor accounts to please construct a 5 paragraph essay addressing the following prompt:
Should the Armenian Genocide be recognized by the rest of the world and Turkey? Explain your reasons with evidence from the video and be sure to support your thesis.”
Paragraph 1 – Introduction and thesis statement (at the end)

Paragraph 2 – Evidence Paragraph #1

Paragraph 3 – Evidence Paragraph #2

Paragraph 4 – Evidence Paragraph #3

Paragraph 5 – Conclusion – Sum up your thesis and summarize your argument

Rubric – Please staple this to the top of your paper when you hand it it


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Outstanding

Average

Below Average

Unacceptable




Paragraph 1 – 10 points

The paragraph provides an in-depth summary of the Armenian Genocide and

The paper contains a clear, well developed thesis that fully addresses the prompt and preview the structure of the essay



The paragraph provides an adequate summary of the Armenian Genocide and the thesis statement mostly addresses the prompt and may not provide a full preview for the structure of the essay

The paragraph’s summary of the Armenian Genocide is lacking and incomplete

And the thesis statement does not fully address the prompt and does not preview the structure of the essay



There is no summary of the Armenian Genocide and the thesis is confused, underdeveloped, does not address the prompt or offer a preview of the essay




Evidence Paragraph 1 – 10 points

Provides a detailed and effective analysis that clearly and accurately explains how the historical details work to support the thesis

Provides adequate analysis that mostly supports the thesis argument with the historical evidence.


Analysis is present but often does not support the thesis argument with historical evidence.


Little or no analysis; mainly description and rarely links thesis argument to the historical evidence.





Evidence Paragraph 2 – 10 points

Provides a detailed and effective analysis that clearly and accurately explains how the historical details work to support the thesis

Provides adequate analysis that mostly supports the thesis argument with the historical evidence.


Analysis is present but often does not support the thesis argument with historical evidence.


Little or no analysis; mainly description and rarely links thesis argument to the historical evidence.





Evidence Paragraph 3 - 10 points

Provides a detailed and effective analysis that clearly and accurately explains how the historical details work to support the thesis

Provides adequate analysis that mostly supports the thesis argument with the historical evidence.


Analysis is present but often does not support the thesis argument with historical evidence.


Little or no analysis; mainly description and rarely links thesis argument to the historical evidence.





Conclusion – 10 points

The conclusion contains a reworded thesis and a summary of all of the evidence used in the paper plus a closing statement that grabs the reader’s attention

The conclusion restates the thesis and a summary of all of the evidence used in the paper there is no closing statement to grab the reader’s attention


The conclusion does not restate or reword the thesis, there is a very brief summarization of the evidence or statement to grab the reader’s attention


The conclusion does not restate or reword the thesis, there is no summarization of the evidence or closing statement






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