Genocide Escape Room with culminating Editorial Essay

Genocide Escape Room with culminating Editorial Essay
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This escape room treats students as if they are the Editor in Chief fact checking and editing a layout of "Genocide, Never Again." It gives students insight to genocide and experiences of survivors to come to the conclusion that something should be done. When they escape, their task is to add their own editorial with to the layout from the sources provided.

This would be great for ELA, or Social Studies before starting any genocide or holocaust units. I am using before teaching an Elie Wiesel work.

See the introduction to the activity below:


You are the Editor in Chief at the New York Times. Before you can leave work for the day you have to fact check and edit the articles used for a spread titled, “Genocide, Never Again.” Besides checking the facts and editing the article, the spread should help to answer the following questions, which we will discuss after:

Why is fact checking important?

Why is editing an important skill?

Why does genocide keep happening?

What is always happening at the time of genocide?

At what point should other countries become involved (if at all)?

What should be done to fulfill the promise of "Never Again"?

Hope you get the job done before the clock runs out.

Provide your editing remarks for each section of the layout before sending to publication:

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