The Rohingya, a religious and ethnic minority in Burma, went from being citizens to outsiders and became the targets of a sustained campaign of genocide. By exploring the online exhibition Burma’s Path to Genocide, students learn how government policies and the proliferation of hate speech led to genocide of the Rohingya. Rohingya are still at risk of genocide today.
Grade level: Adaptable for secondary and college students
Time required: Chapter I functions as the introduction. Other chapters may be completed independently depending on desired educational outcomes.
- Chapter I: Belonging (60 minutes)
- Chapter II: Targeted (60 minutes)
- Chapter III: Weakened (60 minutes)
- Chapter IV: Destroyed (60 minutes)
- Chapter V: Surviving (60 minutes)
- Conclusion (20 minutes)
Lesson Plan and Teaching Materials
- Lesson Plan (PDF)
- Documenting the Evidence Worksheet (PDF)
- Hate Speech Worksheet (PDF)
- Photo Analysis Worksheet (PDF)
- Timeline Activity Worksheet (PDF)
For Learning Management Systems
This online lesson plan is compatible with learning management systems or web browsers for students to complete individually or as a class. You can use the PDF of the original lesson plan above as a guide. To use with your LMS, download the files below and follow your system’s instructions for importing files.