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ERIC Number: ED510142
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 77
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching "The Reckoning": Understanding the International Criminal Court. A Facing History and Ourselves Study Guide
Kanner, Elisabeth Fieldstone
Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History and Ourselves has developed "Teaching The Reckoning" to help classrooms explore essential questions about judgment by studying the creation of the International Criminal Court. Ever since the Nuremberg Trials, individuals around the world have imagined how an international judicial body could be used to prevent genocide, crimes against humanity, and other violations of civil and human rights. In 2002, more than 100 nations made this vision a reality with the establishment of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. To help classrooms explore some of the successes and challenges this new court has faced, Facing History has partnered with Skylight Pictures, the producers of the film "The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court to" create three short video modules--each one focusing on an important dilemma raised by the court related to issues of sovereignty, impunity, and peace. These resources help students confront the complexity of justice and judgment in a global context, and make connections to their own lives, by raising questions such as: "Are wrongdoers less likely to commit crimes when they think they might be caught and punished? What is justice? Does it look the same in all communities? How can individuals and nations work together to create a safer, more just community?" International Justice Glossary is included. Individual sections contain endnotes. [This guide was created to accompany film modules of "The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court", a film by Skylight Pictures.]
Facing History and Ourselves. 16 Hurd Road, Brookline, MA 02445. Tel: 617-232-1595; Fax: 617-232-0281; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Righteous Persons Foundation
Authoring Institution: Facing History and Ourselves
Identifiers - Location: Germany; Sudan; Uganda