Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Rabbi Bycel has a way to teach the class like a story. He has speakers come to the class, and provides an atmosphere where you don't become desensitized to the issues at hand. Often times, when people discuss the Holocaust or other genocides both present and in the past, they are quickly dismissed or not discussed at length. Many people overtime, have become desensitized because of all the images, movies, and other media that overwhelms the audience. By having speakers join in the class, and reading newer books, it helps students realize the pain, agony, and ongoing repercussions of genocide. This not only makes students more aware, but encourages them to be more active in genocide prevention.
The highlights of the course were whenever speakers would come in and tell us their story. Hearing their narrative gave a firsthand insight to what happened during various genocides, and how they overcame such terror. Having the speakers put my life into perspective, and encouraged me to become more active in genocide prevention, and learning more about it.
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I would tell students to take the time to thoroughly read, and reread all of the reading assignments. I would also encourage them to annotate while they read, and takes note during the speakers' presentations.