by Valentina Kuryliw,, 308 pp. in full-colour, $49.95 (paper)
Holodomor in Ukraine, the Genocidal Famine 1932-1933: Learning Materials for Teachers and Students is a comprehensive teaching resource for studying and teaching the Holodomor. Written by Valentina Kuryliw, Director of Education for the Holodomor Research and Education Consortium (HREC), the book is a first-of-its-kind resource developed for use in a range of courses and grade levels. Printed in full colour, the richly illustrated 308-page workbook features stand-alone teaching materials, lesson plans, and assignments as well as timelines, maps, memoirs, photographs, age-appropriate literary works, and resource listings. The teaching methods and strategies focus on developing critical and historical thinking skills while integrating primary sources.
About the Author
Valentina Kuryliw is a retired department head and history teacher with over 35 years of teaching experience who has promoted awareness of the Holodomor and human rights as an educator and activist for most of her adult life. The daughter of Holodomor survivors, Kuryliw has advocated for the inclusion of the Holodomor in the Ontario curriculum, across Canada and beyond for more than a decade. She has published a book on the methodology for teaching history in Ukraine, is the author of an international award-winning interactive lesson on the Holodomor Mobile Classroom, and has an article on the Ukrainian Genocide being published this year in Samuel Totten's book Teaching About Genocide: Insights and Advice from Secondary Teachers and Professors, Vol. 1.
CIUS Press is the largest publisher of English-language material about Ukraine. It is the publishing arm of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Alberta and the University of Toronto. The emergence of Ukraine as an independent state has focused general and scholarly interest on Ukrainian studies, and CIUS Press is meeting that interest and need with a sizeable offering of new, forthcoming, and already published books.