10th Grade Conflict and Genocide Poster Project

This project is an annual integrated unit for students in Jenn Reid and Arch Grieve's 10th grade World History and Language Arts classes. Students begin this unit on Conflicts and Genocides of the 20th Century by reading Martin Luther King Jr's "World House Essay," which highlights the problems that lead to conflict and helps explain how a better understanding and tolerance for all cultures and religions will help us end conflict once and for all. Students then trace the development of laws against human rights violations and genocide as we study the conflicts an genocides in history and read about them  through an assortment of books in language arts. If you're interested in doing this in your own class you can download the project overview poster as a PDF.


Finally, students create artwork that memorializes a genocide or draws attention to a current, ongoing conflict. These posters allow students to both express their views through art while also giving them a way to make their work public, as these posters have been displayed at Wright State University's Educational Resource Center, the Dayton International Peace Museum, and some even go to the Dayton Art Institute. This allows the community to interact with the posters and even purchase the artwork.


Each year we auction off posters to raise money for an organization working to end or help alleviate the effects of conflicts and genocides. In 2015 we raised money for United to End Genocide, an organization that educates people about current conflicts and genocides. Check out the posters below and if you are interested in purchasing one, please email arch.grieve@wright.edu.


Please browse past posters below and check the DRSS Facebook page around February or March of each year for an announcement for the time/location of each year's display.

*Disclaimer: All posters are the work of 10th grade students, who were given the freedom to craft their own messages. The posters and messages contained therein do not necessarily reflect the views of the teachers, administration, or Governing Board of the Dayton Regional STEM School.

2015 Posters - Year Five

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2014 Posters - Year Four
2013 Posters - Year Three
2012 Posters - Year Two
2011 Posters - Year One