For several years we’ve been providing teachers with resources to use within the mainstream school curriculum.
Through film, photography and journalism, the personal encounters with survivors and perpetrators of the genocide challenge students to think through the ideas and actions which either lead to conflict or build peace. They also hold out the possibilities for recovery, unity and hope.
There are currently twenty-two lessons covering global education, History, Psychology, English, Legal Studies, Social and Values education, Geography and Social Sustainability. All lessons come with a detailed lesson plan and most include beautifully formatted sets of presentation slides and handout sheets ready for printing or photocopying.
They’re available as individual downloads or as a complete lesson pack. The full set of lessons, plus all the films (in 1280×720 HD) is also available on USB.Browse the resources
What people are saying
- “I am teaching the Rwandan unit at the moment and it is going amazingly well. The students are really engaged and some have responded and connected in ways that I could never have imagined.” [Conflict and Peace curriculum resources]Skye StaudTeacher, Berry Street School, Noble Park.
- “I learnt that forgiving is not as easy as it looks and that people need forgiveness to move on with their lives..”Year 10 studentParkwood Secondary College, Victoria
- “The RwandanStories website is absolutely fantastic and testament to the enormous energy and passion you’ve put into the project. I’m using some of the clips for a Masters course on justice and memory issues at Uni of London and I’ve spread the link far and wide, including to many colleagues in Rwanda. Congrats on this superb piece of work and I’m sure it’ll have major impact in many different contexts.”Dr Phil ClarkLecturer in international politics at the University of London
- "This stuff is the duck's guts!"Claire WindeyerTeacher, Mudgee, New South Wales