This programme will provide opportunities for participants to examine specific events and acts of genocide, such as the Holocaust, Rwanda, Cambodia and the Balkans, to develop their understanding of how small-scale local conflicts can escalate into larger acts of violence and destruction.

At the end of the programme participants will be able to:

  • Explain what the term ‘genocide’ means
  • Identify some countries that have experienced acts of genocide
  • Describe the groups, motivations, actions and outcomes of one instance of genocide
  • Understand how conflict can escalate from local conflict to genocide
  • Discuss their own experiences of conflict escalation

Government Initiatives:

National Curriculum

History – Key Concepts: 1.2, 1.4, 1.5; Key Processes: 2.3

RE – Key Concepts: 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6

PSHE – Key Concepts: 1.3, 1.5

Citizenship – Key Concepts: 1.1, 1.2; Key Processes: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3