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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What images spring to mind when you hear the word ‘genocide’?
(2) What does genocide mean? – Do you know how the word is made?
(3) How can genocide happen?
(4) What genocides do you know of in the past century?
(5) Why is genocide still happening in the world?
(6) What are the differences between genocide and crimes against humanity?
(7) What is the most appropriate punishment for someone involved in genocide?
(8) Is there anything in your country’s history that was genocide, or could be describes as genocide?
(9) What do you think of the term ‘ethnic cleansing’?
(10) What do you think of countries that deny their violent history and avoid putting terrible massacres in school history books?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) What do you think of those who deny the Holocaust ever happened?
(2) Do you think the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was genocide?
(3) Why is African slavery rarely regarded as genocide?
(4) It seems the world doesn’t act when genocide happens in Africa. Do you agree?
(5) Do you think genocide will ever stop?
(6) The International Criminal Court was set up to prosecute war criminals. The USA and China are among a few countries who refuse to allow their citizens to be tried in it. What do you think of this?
(7) What are the signs that genocide might happen in the future?
(8) After Rwanda, politicians swore genocide would never happen again. We had Bosnia and now have Darfur. What went wrong?
(9) Do you think there should be an International Genocide Day?
(10) What does genocide do to a country once it has finished?



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