International School History - European Schools - S6 4 hour option

S6 4hr History Last update - 07 May 2023 Official European School History S6 Syllabus: English, French, German
Europe and the World from the end of the 19th Century to 1945.


genocide in the twentieth century

S6 4 period


15 lessons

1.  The Process of Genocide


2.  The Impact of Genocide


3.  Defining Genocide


         What caused genocide and how did it progress?

    What ends genocide?

    How has the international response to genocide changed throughout the 20th Century in terms of impact and actions?

    How has genocide changed the countries where it happened?

    What are the problems with studying genocide in terms of definition, evidence and denial?


Key Words

Genocide, Discrimination, Dehumanisation, Persecution, Crimes against Humanity, Ethnic Cleansing, War Crimes, Victim, Perpetrator, Denial, Holocaust, Shoah, Khmer Rouge, Hutu, Tutsi


Possible Reference Points

United  Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (CPPCG) (1948), International Criminal Court  (2002), Armenia (1915), Holodomor (1932-3), Holocaust  (1941-45), Cambodia (1975), Rwanda (1994)

Syllabus Links

Europe 2 Europe 3 6.4E 6.4F 7.4A 7.4C


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