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HREC Educator Award Lessons
The HREC Educator Award For Holodomor Lesson Plan Development was initiated in 2018 to mark the 85th anniversary of the Ukrainian genocide known as the Holodomor (1932-33) that resulted from a series of policies enforced by the Soviet government on Ukraine. Millions died. It was denied, covered up, ignored and not acknowledged or taught for many decades. Today the Holodomor is recognized as a genocide by Canada and has been included in school curricula in the humanities in history, human rights, genocide and social justice courses in many provinces across the country.
The HREC Educator Award is intended to foster the development of innovative, engaging, creative and interactive lessons for grades K-12, lesson plans which develop critical thinking skills while addressing the topic of the Holodomor. The level of submission includes Primary grades (Kindergarten–Grade 4), Middle Years (Grades 5–8) and Senior (Grades 9–12).
A national panel of education adjudicators selects the winners each year. Individual prizes vary up to, but not exceeding, $2,000.00 CDN and are awarded based on the quality of submission.
As you use these lesson plans, please remember to always credit others for their creative and intellectual work, which they so generously share with colleagues so that Holodomor education may be accessible to all.