Mr. Christopher Patten

Lessons & Resources

Unit #9: Human Rights Violations

Better to kill an innocent by mistake than spare an enemy by mistake.

Pol Pot of Cambodia

Lesson #1: Holocaust Museum

What is the importance of remembering the Holocaust through images and resources like these?

Survivor Stories (Slides)

Digital Holocaust Museum (Docs)

Nuremberg Laws Primary Source

Band of Brother-Liberation (Video)


 The killing of all the people from a ethnic group, religious group, or people from a specific nation.

Lesson #4: Cambodia

What are the differences and similarities between the Genocide in Cambodia and other Human Rights Violations?

Cambodia Genocide (Slides)

Cambodia Graphic Organizer (Docs)

Ethnic Cleansing 

The removal of people of a specific ethnic group by means of genocide, terror, or forced expulsion.

Explore Geography

Human Rights

The rights that are considered by most societies to belong automatically to all people, including the rights to justice, freedom, and equality.

Lesson #3: Rwanda

How did the Rwandan Genocide impact the people of Rwanda and the world?

Rwandan Genocide (Slides)

Rwandan Organizer (Docs)

Hutus & Tutis (Reading)

Genocide (Reading)

International Response (Reading)