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Glogster: Genocide Around the World



On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh delivered a pre-service teaching training program to the to the Social Studies and English Language Arts cohorts of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program at the University of Pittsburgh. The training was designed to give pre-service teachers a better understanding of how to teach the Holocaust, genocide, and human rights violations in the classroom. In response to the training, Dr. Leigh Tanner, an instructor in the Department of Instruction and Learning in the School of Education, had her students create Glogs (or multimedia online posters) about an instance of genocide in the world. A link to their work can be found below.

 What is Glogster?

Glogster is a cloud-based (SaaS) platform for presentation and interactive learning. It allows users to mix all kinds of media on virtual canvas to create multimedia posters, and access a library of engaging education content created by students and educators worldwide. Glogster encourages interactive, collaboration education and digital literacy.

For more information about Glogster, click here.

To watch a tutorial video on how to use Glogster or eduGlogster, click here.

Genocide Poster Project

Objective: To create an online multimedia poster about an instance of genocide in order to educate and help strengthen a sense of responsibility in society for the problem of genocide around the world.


1. Choose a specific instance of genocide that you are interested in learning about.
2. Show evidence of you research by completing the separate Glogster Note Taking Guide.
3. Create an online multimedia poster to share the results of your research using the website “Glogster.”
3. Review the Glogster Criteria and Rubric BEFORE you begin creating your online multimedia poster.
4. Click here to view examples of genocide posters made on Glogster.
5. Follow the Glogster Sign Up and Tutorial directions by visiting the Glogster homepage here. Then click on the “Get Started” button on the left side of the screen.

It was Dr. Tanner’s intention that her MAT students would share their Glogs with their 7th – 12th graders as an example of a project that students can do, following a lesson on genocide, to foster awareness of the problem around the world.

To view the Glogs created by Dr. Tanner’s students, CLICK HERE!