Educational Websites on the Holodomor

The following websites have been slated for education and offer a variety of teaching materials on the Holodomor for different grade levels. A number of sites state a definitive number of victims. As there is yet not a consensus by academics on the exact number of victims of the Holodomor in the Genocidal Famine, we prefer to use “millions were starved”.

Holodomor Research and Education Consortium, University of Alberta

HREC’s website presents current reliable information on research being done on the Holodomor as well as educational materials for schools and educators. The educational portion of this website is under construction, and should be available by the end of 2015. There will be teaching materials, lesson plans, and resources for educators and students.

Voices into Action – Unit 2, Chapter 5 – Genocide

Exposing the Ukrainian Holodomor – “How starvations was used as a political weapon.” A new online resource about the Holodomor that was completed through the efforts of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress–Saskatchewan for the website Voices into Action (VIA). The chapter on the Holodomor is part of Unit Two, Chapter Five, which focuses on world genocides.

Famine-Genocide in Ukraine 1932-1933

Website of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch, Holodomor Education Team.

This site has been compiled to include a variety of short articles, survivor memoirs and lesson plans on the Genocidal Famine in Ukraine, the Holodomor, which may be easily used in the classroom. It has an excellent bibliography.

Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Center

Holodomor Survivor Documentation Project

Contains interviews with Ukrainian survivors of the Holodomor who immigrated to Canada. Also includes links to Ukrainian and English language Holodomor information and educational resources.

Manitoba – Diversity Education – Holodomor Education and Awareness

The official site of the Manitoba Ministry of Education with information on the inclusion of the Holodomor in Manitoba curricula: offers links to Holodomor information sites and teaching resources

Edmonton Catholic School District

New website by the Edmonton Catholic School District, featuring numerous lesson plans and suggested activities for all grade levels, especially for the younger grades.

Connecticut Holodomor Awareness Committee

General information and an “information Links” page that includes an updated list of selected print and media titles and direct links to a wide range of Holodomor resources.

The Ukrainian Genocide/Holodomor, 1932-1933; a Curriculum and Resource Guide for Educators.

Developed for the state of Illinois, which mandates study of “Famine-Genocide in Ukraine”. Detailed overview of the subject, includes a section on “food as a political weapon’, a glossary and extensive bibliography. Included are several pages of activities and questions for either a junior high or senior high school level. By Myron Kuropas and James Mace, update 2011, Illinois, USA.

The Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS)

Short translated memoirs of survivors in Ukraine, excellent for student use.

Pennsylvania Department of Education

There you will find:

“Genocide: Never Again” A teacher and student workbook by Vera Bej, Ihor Mirchuk, Christine R. Shwed. Pennsylvania – Department of Education 2007

“Holodomor: Famine Genocide in Ukraine 1932-33” A power point presentation, by Maria Kiciuk and Oksana Kulynych 2012

45 Slides includes suggested activities and resources for further study of the Holodomor.

Powerpoint & Addendum: