Lesson outline: A. Eyewitness Case Studies


Divide the class into 6 groups :

3 groups receive case study #1,
3 groups receive case study #2.

Each group is to read the eyewitness account of the Famine and pick out the 5 most significant facts in the case. Using information from the handout, “The Famine/Genocide in Ukraine 1932-33” and the eye witness account, each student is to prepare an article to a newspaper in 1933 explaining what was happening in Ukraine.


Be sure to include the following:

  1. name of newspaper, date
  2. headline for article
  3. author of article,
  4. drawing or illustration if possible.
  5. main points to be made (who/what, when, where, why and how)

Use terms such as: victims, perpetrators, bystanders, observers, rescuers where applicable. Articles are to be handed in for evaluation. As a culmination project, a class newspaper may be produced.