Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students
HREC Education announces the publication of Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students, a new comprehensive resource that features teaching materials, lesson plans, and assignments on the Holodomor. Valentina Kuryliw, HREC Director of Education, developed this first-of-its-kind resource for use in a range of courses and grade levels, employing a multidisciplinary approach to integrating the teaching of the Holodomor in social studies, media and religious studies, social justice, the literary and visual arts, history, and genocide.
The richly illustrated book contains archival documents excerpted and translated for ease of use, timelines, maps, memoirs, photographs, eyewitness accounts, age-appropriate literary works, multimedia links, and resource listings.
The book is published by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press (CIUS Press), University of Alberta, and is a project of the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC).
It will be promoted widely through a series of book launches and other activities. The book will be translated into French and Ukrainian.
“The book is a first-of-its-kind resource for educators that was developed for use in a range of courses and grade levels. It provides a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the Holodomor in social studies, media and religious studies, social justice, the literary and visual arts, history and genocide. Its teaching methods and strategies focus on developing the student’s critical and historical thinking skills while using lots of primary sources.” — Valentina Kuryliw, Director of Education, Holodomor Research and Education Consortium
The book can also be purchased from the Ukrainian Canadian Research and Documentation Centre (UCRDC) by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by telephone (416-966-1819).
To arrange a book signing or interview, or to request a high-resolution JPEG color photograph of the author, book cover, or HREC logo please email Valentina Kuryliw at email@example.com.
Paper Cover | Spiral Bound | $49.95 CDN, outside of Canada prices are in USD + taxes and shipping Published by CIUS Press June 2018 | 308 pages | 8.5 x 11
About the Author
Valentina Kuryliw is a retired department head and history teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience who has promoted awareness of the Holodomor and human rights as an educator and activist for most of her adult life. The daughter of Holodomor survivors, Kuryliw has advocated for the inclusion of the Holodomor in the Ontario curriculum, across Canada and beyond, for more than a decade. She published a book for use in Ukraine on methodology for teaching history, and authored “The Historian’s Craft,” the founding lesson on the Holodomor Mobile Classroom, a project of the Holodomor National Awareness Tour. The lesson won two international awards for its visionary fusion of educational content, interactive teaching methodology, and innovative technology into a seamless immersive learning experience for students. Valentina Kuryliw’s recent article “The Ukrainian Genocide – The Holodomor, 1932-1933: A Case of Denial, Cover–Up and Dismissal” will be published in Samuel Totten’s Teaching About Genocide: Insights and Advice from Secondary Teachers and Professors, Vol. 1 in October of 2018 in the USA (Lanham, Maryland: Rowman and Littlefield publishers).