An Eye-Opening Look at 10 Genocides

Available in both academic and school versions, Modern Genocide contains hundreds of reference items covering individuals, events, organizations and places related to genocide. The content also examines the denial movements related to particular genocides, the role of propaganda in persuading the public to participate in genocide, and other mass killings and massacres not considered genocide by UN standards.

The database includes in-depth coverage of 10 different genocides using the "Eight Stages of Genocide" framework by Gregory Stanton, president of Genocide Watch. Other features include:

  • Feature stories that connect current events with historical reference
  • Numerous activities created by Sara Cohan, director of the Genocide Education Project, that guide students and teachers through sensitive material
  • Basic and advanced search options to return the most relevant results
  • Standards-based curriculum updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts and supported by an extensive range of instructional material
  • Commentaries written by noted scholars to foster critical thinking
  • Academic Success Corner with resources to help students develop reading, writing and research skills
  • Educator Support Site containing valuable professional development tools, curriculum guides, lesson plans and more

In addition, this resource includes primary sources covering human and civil rights issues and presenting the history and events of each genocide. These primary sources illustrate the process and outcome of genocide through memoirs, narratives, domestic and international legal documents, and first-hand accounts depicting the impact of destruction on societies and individuals.

Topic Centers Include:

  • Herero Genocide: 1904–1907
  • Armenian Genocide: 1915–1923
  • Holocaust: 1933–1945
  • Cambodian Genocide: 1975–1979
  • East Timor Genocide: 1975–1999
  • Guatemalan Genocide: 1981–1983
  • Kurdish Genocide: 1986–1989
  • Bosnian Genocide: 1992–1995
  • Rwandan Genocide: 1994
  • Darfur Genocide: 2003–Present