Today marks the beginning of the sixteenth anniversary of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, which killed at least 800,000 people (I’ve since added resources marking its twentieth anniversary).
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Here are my choices (a small list for now that will be growing) for The Best Sites To Learn About Genocide In Rwanda — that are accessible to English Language Learners (many are resources developed for the fifteenth anniversary last year):
The BBC has an incredible number of multimedia resources on the Rwandan genocide.
The Telegraph has a video Rwanda: 15 Years After.
Rwanda 15 Years Later is a CBS News video.
Intended Consequences is an award-winning multimedia presentation on what has happened to 20,000 children (and their mothers) who were conceived by rape during the genocide.
Ghosts of Rwanda is the website of a PBS film.
The History Channel has four short videos.
Students Remember Rwanda Genocide is a new lesson for ELL’s from Breaking News English.
Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide is a series of photos from TIME Magazine.
Rwanda timeline: 100 days of genocide is from The Guardian.
Rwanda stories: tales of hope emerge from shadow of genocide is from The Guardian.
Following Orders in Rwanda is is also from The NY Times.
Rwandan Stories is an impressive site.
A Good Man In Rwanda is from The BBC.
Remembering Rwandans Who Followed Their Conscience is from NPR.
The Rwandan Genocide: 20 years later is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
Here’s a video from NBC News:
Rwanda: a scene from the genocide is an interactive from The Guardian.
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