Elizabeth Ray

Elizabeth Ray is a student at the University of Memphis and is a '14 graduate of St. Agnes Academy in Memphis, where she took the semester-long Facing History and Ourselves elective. She plans to major in psychology, and is considering a minor in journalism. "My Facing History experience was meaningful to me because of the application of everything we learned to current events and issues," she says. "So often we consider history irrelevant, but Facing History has allowed me to see the importance of learning the past so that we can apply what we know to situations that affect our society today."

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An Armenian Education

Posted by Elizabeth Ray on November 28, 2014

Each year, Facing History and Ourselves and Knights and Daughters of Vartan host an annual Armenian Genocide Commemoration Essay Contest. In 2014, the contest asked high school and college students across the United States to respond to the question, “On the threshold of the 100th anniversary, how should the world recognize the Armenian Genocide?” This essay, from Facing History student Elizabeth Ray, took second place. It was reprinted with Elizabeth's permission.

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Topics: Student Voices, Online Workshop, Choosing to Participate, Armenian Genocide, Facing History Resources, Teaching, Facing History Together, Genocide/Collective Violence, Facing History and Ourselves, Teaching Resources, History

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