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1. Guidance

  1. Download and read the Forgiving the Unforgivable – Instructions document.
  2. Read the learning outcomes and then scroll down to access the learning materials.
  3. Please note that the lesson plans should be delivered in sequence.

2. Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:
  • describe the personal experience of someone who has lived through the Bosnian war
  • explain how forgiveness can impact survivors of war
  • describe an individual’s personal experience of the Rwandan Genocide and how justice can impact forgiveness

Lesson Plans

Lesson 1: A personal experience of the Bosnian War

Lesson objectives:
  1. To be able to explain the personal experience of someone who has lived through the Bosnian War.

Key vocabulary:

  • Yugoslavia, nationalism, persecuted, concentration camp, Omarska camp, Prijedor massacre, demonise

Kemal Pervanic's story:

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Lesson 2: How can forgiveness impact the survivors of war?

Lesson objectives:
    1. To be able to explain the personal experience of someone detained in a concentration camp.
    2. To be able to explain how forgiveness can impact survivors of war.

Key vocabulary:

  • Omarska camp, Manjača camp

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Lesson 3: Justice and forgiveness in Rwanda

Lesson objectives:
    1. To be able to explain the personal experiences of someone who has lost family members in the Rwandan Genocide.
    2. To be able to explain the links between justice and forgiveness.

Key vocabulary:

  • Rwanda, genocide, Hutu, Tutsi, justice, Gacaca courts

Mary Blewitt's story:

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