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From the ECS State Policy Database
Curriculum--Social Studies/History


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PASigned into law 06/2014P-12An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, in terms and courses of study, providing for Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations instruction.
H.B. 1424
From the fiscal note: Adds a new section on Holocaust, genocide and human rights violations. This section provides for Holocaust, genocide, and human rights violations instruction, curriculum guidelines, and in-service training beginning in the 2015-16 school ...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12
Postsec.
High School Graduation Requirements in Civics, TOPS Eligibility Requirements
H.B. 1115
Effective with students entering grade 9 in the 2014-15 school year, permits Government, AP US Government and Politics: Comparative, or AP US Government and Politics: United States to be substituted for unit of civics required for high school graduation. Amend...

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VASigned into law 03/2014P-12Virginia History Curriculum
H.B. 197
Requires teachers to ensure that all supplementary written materials used to teach the Declaration of American Independence, the general principles of the Constitution of the United States, including the Bill of Rights, the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedo...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12Role of Filipinos and Immigrants in Farm Labor Movement
A.B. 123
From bill summary: Requires that the state board ensure that the state curriculum and framework, where appropriate, include instruction on the role of immigrants, including Filipino Americans, in the farm labor movement. Provides that this requirement not be i...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12History-Social Science Framework
A.B. 424
From bill summary: Requires the Instructional Quality Commission, when revising the history-social science framework, to do so based on the subject matter of the course in addition to appropriateness, to consider incorporating the Magna Carta, the Articles of ...

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CASigned into law 09/2013P-12Civics
A.B. 137
From bill summary: Existing law requires the Instructional Quality Commission to review and revise, as necessary, the course requirements in the history-social science framework to ensure that minimum standards for courses in American government and civics inc...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12Oregon Social Studies
S.B. 739
Directs the department of education to prepare materials to support teacher training and classroom instruction in Oregon Studies and consult with:
(1) The Oregon Historical Society
(2) The Commission on Black Affairs
(3) The Commission on Hispanic Affairs
(4) ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Commemoration of September 11, 2001 at Public Schools
H.B. 1501
To commemorate the events of September 11, 2001, in each year that date falls on a regular school day, requires each public K-12 school to provide for the observance of one minute of silence at the beginning of the first class period of that day. Provides this...

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MNAdopted 05/2013P-12Social Studies Academic Standards
MN ADC 3501 et seq.
Amends the Kindergarten through grade 12 Social Studies Academic Standards, effective May 13, 2013.
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/rules/?id=3501...

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CASigned into law 05/2013Postsec.Sikhism in Postsecondary Instruction
A.C.R. 20
Recognizes the need for the inclusion of Sikhism in world religions, Eastern religions, Asian, and South Asian courses at all postsecondary educational institutions, such as University of California, California
State University, and California Community Colle...

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KYSigned into law 03/2013P-12Encouraging Inclusion of U.S. History Course in High School Graduation Requirements
H.R. 24
Encourages the department of education to include a course on United States history within social studies curriculum requirements for high school graduation. http://www.lrc.ky.gov/record/13RS/HR24/bill.doc...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12Labor History Month
A.B. 2269
From bill summary: Moves Labor History Month from April to May. Continues existing provision encouraging districts to commemorate that month with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping Cali...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12History-Social Science Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria for Instructional Materials
S.B. 1540
From bill summary: Existing law prohibits the state board from adopting instructional materials until the 2015–16 school year. These provisions authorize the state board to consider the adoption of a revised curriculum framework and evaluation criteria for ins...

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CASigned into law 08/2012P-12Instruction in Bracero Program
S.B. 993
From bill summary: Authorizes social sciences instruction for grades 7-12 to include instruction on the Bracero program. Authorizes that instruction to include a component drawn from personal testimony. Requires that these provisions be carried out in a manner...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12History/Civics Course Content Requirements
H.B. 436
Requires instruction on the Founding Principles of the U.S. to be integrated into the high school American history and civics courses. Addresses guidelines for course content.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=805387...

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MDSigned into law 04/2012P-12Core Academic Standard Implementation
S.B. 293
Requires that the county board include in its goals to improve student academic achievement a description of how it plans to ensure and measure academic proficiency of students in core academic subjects at various points during the elementary and secondary edu...

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WVAdopted 03/2012P-12Social Studies Content Standards and Objectives for West Virginia Schools
WV ADC s 126-44D-1, 2, 3, 4
Defines content standards and instructional goals and objectives for social studies program of study, consistent with West Virginia's move to adopt the common core standards. Broadens scope of curriculum to include 21st century content standards and objectives...

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CASigned into law 10/2011P-12Instruction on the Role of Filipinos in WWII
A.B. 199
From bill summary: Encourages instruction in social sciences for grades 7-12 to include instruction on the role of Filipinos in World War II, and encourages that instruction to include a component drawn from personal testimony. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11...

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CASigned into law 07/2011P-12Prohibition of Discriminatory Content
S.B. 48
From bill summary: Updates references to certain categories of persons and requires instruction in social sciences to include a study of the role and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of ...

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RISigned into law 06/2011P-12Teaching of Genocide
H.B. 5732, S.B. 290
Defines genocide and requires the state department of education to make available on its website curriculum materials and such other materials as may assist local and regional school committees in developing instructional programs. Specifies that the curriculu...

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TNSigned into law 06/2011P-12Curriculum Standards for US and State Government
H.B. 1625
Requires the state board of education, in consultation with the department of education, to review the current elementary and secondary curriculum standards for the subject of United States and Tennessee government. - Amends TCA Title 49.
http://state.tn.us/so...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Includes Civics in the Social Studies and History Courses Required for a Diploma
H.P. 902 (L.D. 1211)
Requires a secondary student to satisfactorily complete at least one course in civics and government to receive a high school diploma. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_125th/chapters/PUBLIC294.asp ...

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NCSigned into law 06/2011P-12Amends Civic Literacy Curriculum Requirements
H.B. 588
Amends civic literacy curriculum requirements related to the founding of the United States. Deletes the requirements that high school students learn and be required to demonstrate understanding of the found of the U.S. and replaces with a specific requirement ...

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TNto governor 05/2011P-12Teaching American Government
H.B. 1625
Specifies that each student must be taught the foundational instruments, mechanisms and values of American government and that no teacher or administrator in an LEA may be prohibited from using or reading from the United States Constitution during the course o...

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UTSigned into law 03/2011P-12Instruction in American History and Government
H.B. 220
Requires instruction in American history and government to include a study of:
(i) forms of government, such as a republic, a pure democracy, a monarchy, and an oligarchy
(ii) political philosophies and economic systems, such as socialism, individualism and f...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12Academic Content Standards Commission for Science and History-Social Science
A.B. 97
Establishes the Academic Content Standards Commission for Science and History-Social Science. Upon the state superintendent's recommendation, directs the state board to adopt a schedule for the commission to review and recommend revisions to the science and hi...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12History-Social Science Framework and Textbooks
S.B. 1451
From bill summary: Requires the state board to inform the chairs of the assembly and senate education committees and the secretary for education of content that it interprets to be the result of certain changes made to the Texas Administrative Code. Repeals th...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Fred Korematsu Day
A.B. 1775
Adds each January 30, Fred Korematsu Day of Civil Liberties and the Constitution, to the days having special significance for public schools; encourages all public schools and educational institutions to conduct exercises on that day remembering the life of Fr...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12California Holocaust Memorial Week
A.C.R. 31
Establishes the week of April 12 through April 18, 2010 as "California Holocaust Memorial Week," and urges Californians to observe these days of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust in an appropriate manner. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/asm/ab_...

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CASigned into law 07/2010P-12Ed Roberts Day
S.B. 1256
Requires the Governor to proclaim January 23 of each year as Ed Roberts Day, and encourages public schools and educational institutions to conduct suitable commemorative exercises on that date. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bill/sen/sb_1251-1300/sb_1256_...

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CASigned into law 07/2010P-12Ronald Reagan Day
S.B. 944
Designates February 6 of each year as Ronald Reagan Day, and encourages public schools and educational institutions to conduct exercises remembering the life of Ronald Reagan, recognizing his accomplishments, and familiarizing pupils with the contributions he ...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Holocaust and Genocide Courses and Awareness
H.B. 6059
Establishes the Illinois Holocaust and Genocide Commission, including ex officio membership by the state superintendent of education and the executive director of the board of higher eduation. Establishes powers and duties of the commission, including to (1) p...

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TNSigned into law 04/2010P-12Course of Instruction that Includes U.S. Government
S.B. 3432
As enacted, urges civics class be taught in high school.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/106/Bill/SB3432.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 04/2010P-12Event to Be Included in State History Education
H.B. 2750
Directs the state board of education to incorporate April 19, 1995, bombing information into the Oklahoma history social studies core curriculum; stating importance of studying the bombing and its aftermath; authorizing the department to make certain program m...

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WISigned into law 12/2009P-12History of Organized Labor and Collective Bargaining
A.B. 172
Requires social studies instruction in public schools to include the history of organized labor in America and the collective bargaining process. Act No. 99
http://www.legis.state.wi.us/2009/data/acts/09Act99.pdf...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12Harvey Milk Day
S.B. 572
Provides that the Governor proclaims May 22 of each year as Harvey Milk Day and would designate that date as having special significance in public schools and educational institutions and would encourage those entities to conduct suitable commemorative exercis...

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CASigned into law 09/2009P-12Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
A.B. 717
Requires the Governor to annually proclaim March 30 of each year as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. Encourages schools to conduct exercises on that date each year to recognize the contributions of those involved in the conflict. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pu...

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CAVetoed 09/2009P-12Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day
A.B. 264
Requires the Governor to annually proclaim March 30 of each year as Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day. Encourages schools to conduct exercises on that date recognizing the contributions of those involved in the conflict. Bill: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/09-...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12U.S. History Curriculum
S.B. 1557
Provides that, to reinforce the study of the role and contributions of Hispanics, the U.S. history curriculum must include the study of the events related to the forceful removal and illegal deportation of Mexican-American U.S. citizens during the Great Depres...

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NCSigned into law 08/2009P-12Expands Instruction on the Importance of Voting
H.B. 908
Relates to voting laws; Expands instruction on the importance of voting in the high school social studies curriculum; Encourages local education boards to promote registration and preregistration of students.
http://www.ncleg.net/Sessions/2009/Bills/House/PDF/...

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ILSigned into law 08/2009P-12
Postsec.
Disability History and Awareness
H.B. 1035
Requires the state board of education to promote an annual campaign about disability history and awareness in the state. Requires a school district to provide instruction on disability history, people with disabilities and the disability rights movement. Requi...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Writing and Social Studies Assessments
H.B. 1 - Section 265.20.18
From DOE summary of H.B. 1:

Prohibits the administration of the elementary writing and social studies assessments during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years, unless the superintendent of public instruction determines the department has sufficient funds to p...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Waiver of American History Course Requirement
H.B. 1 - Section 3313.60
From DOE summary of H.B. 1: Allows school district boards to waive the requirement to take an American history course for promotion from 8th to 9th grade for academically accelerated students who are to demonstrate mastery of essential concepts and skills of t...

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NDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Social Studies Curriclum
H.B. 1435
Provides for inclusion of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution in the school social studies curriculum; provides for graduation requirements. http://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/61-2009/bill-text/JBDQ0500.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Improving History Education
S.B. 452
Creates the State Legislative Task Force on the assessment and improvement of state history education in public schools.
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act1462.pdf...

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MISigned into law 12/2008P-12History of Africa in Curriculum
H.B. 4902
Encourages a school district that teaches world history in middle school or high school to focus instruction regarding Africa on at least one of certain kingdoms of Africa.
http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2007-2008/publicact/pdf/2008-PA-0312.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12curriculum standards
S.B. 1097
Relates to the State Board of Education and school curriculum content standards. Requires that prior to the adoption of a curriculum framework, a content standards review panel must be appointed for reading/language arts and history/social sciences. Requires t...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12History curriculum
A.B. 2064
Requires the State Board of Education and the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to ensure that the history-social science framework adopted includes instruction on the Vietnam War, including the Secret War in Laos, the role of Southe...

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OKSigned into law 04/2008P-12
H.B. 2229
Amends existing law which requires public school districts to include instruction concerning the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution during Celebrate Freedom Week; requires the instruction to be grade appropriate; requires inclusion ...

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CAVetoed 09/2007P-12Social science
A.B. 72
Encourages instruction in social science for grades 7 to 12, inclusive, to include instruction on World War II and the role of Filipinos in that war.
http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/07-08/bill/asm/ab_0051-0100/ab_72_bill_20070907_enrolled.pdf

Veto message: http://...

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NYVetoed 08/2007P-12Veterans Speaking about Military Experiences
A.B. 6574
Directs the director of the division of veterans affairs to develop a program providing for veteran educational speakers in classrooms of public and private elementary and secondary schools; requires distribution of informational pamphlet to districts describi...

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INSigned into law 04/2007P-12Holocaust Education
H.B. 1059
Directs each district to include a study of the Holocaust in each high school U.S. history course. http://www.in.gov/legislative/bills/2007/PDF/HE/HE1059.1.pdf...

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NDSigned into law 03/2007P-12Geography, Government Education
S.B. 1172
Amends several pieces of required instruction; changes from United States history, geography, and government to 1) geography; 2) government; and 3) North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of this state, in the fourth a...

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WVAdopted 10/2006P-12Social Studies Content Standards & Objectives
Title 126, Series 44D
Amends rules regarding social studies content standards and objectives for West Virginia schools. http://wvde.state.wv.us/policies/p2520.4_ne.pdf...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Instruction on Human Rights Issues
S.B. 1575
Relates to instruction on human rights issues in grades 7 through 12, inclusive. Requires the social science courses to include particular attention to the study of the inhumanity of the unconstitutional deportation of citizens and lawful permanent residents o...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006P-12
Postsec.
Disability History Week
H.B. 4491
Establishes the third week of October as Disability History Week. Directs public schools to provide instruction on disability history, people with disabilities and the disability rights movement. Provides that the instruction must be integrated into the exis...

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GAAdopted 04/2006P-12Teacher Preparation Programs
GAC 505-3-.40 thru .43
Establishes rules regarding educator preparation programs for grades 6-12 geography, history, economics, and political science to replace existing "broad field" Social Science certification area.

Geography: http://www.gapsc.com/TeacherEducation/Rules/505-3-....

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IASigned into law 04/2006P-12Iowa Studies
S.B. 2320
Requires the department of cultural affairs to develop an Iowa studies professional development plan that includes professional development materials and training measures to provide teachers in the state with effective ways to infuse Iowa studies into their c...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12
S.B. 684
Social sciences curriculum. This bill would encourage a school district to provide instruction in social sciences that accurately reflects the role of affected populations of the continent of Asia, the subcontinent of South Asia, and the Pacific Islands in th...

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NYSigned into law 10/2005P-12Amistad Commission
H.B. 6362
Establishes and creates the Amistad Commission to coordinate educational and
other programs on slavery and African-American history. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A06362&sh=t...

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CAConsideration of governor's veto pending 09/2005P-12Role of Filipinos in World War II
A.B. 15
Allows social studies instruction in grades 7-12 to include instruction the role of Filipinos in World War II and
that war, and encourages this instruction to include specific components.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_0001-0050/ab_15_bill_20050823...

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ILSigned into law 08/2005P-12Study of Acts of Genocide
H.B. 312
Provides that in addition to the unit of instruction studying the events of the Holocaust, the curriculum of every public elementary school and high school shall include a unit of instruction studying other acts of genocide across the globe, including, but not...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Amistad Commission
H.B. 383
Creates the Amistad Commission. Contains provisions concerning the membership and duties of the Commission. These duties include:
(i) providing assistance and advice to schools within the state with respect to the implementation of education, awareness progra...

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MNto governor 07/2005P-12History education
H.F. 141 - Multiple Components
Districts may not censor or restrain instruction in American or Minnesota state history or heritage based on religious references in original source documents, writings, speeches, proclamations, or records.

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/bin/bldbill.php?...

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WATo governor 04/2005P-12Tribal History
H.B. 1495
Encourages that Washington's tribal history be taught in the common schools. Also adds a new section that requires, beginning in 2006, and at least once annually through 2010, the Washington state school directors' association is encouraged to convene regional...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12History In Service Training
S.B. 187
Amends in-service training requirements for teachers of Arkansas history . http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2005/public/sb187.pdf...

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12Public School Graduation Requirement
H.B. 139
Requires one-half unit in New Mexico history for students entering the ninth grade beginning in the 2005-2006
school year as part of the units required for graduation.

http://legis.state.nm.us/Sessions/05%20Regular/final/HB0139.pdf...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Task Force to Implement Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights, and Tolerance Education
S.B. 440
Establishes the Task Force to Implement Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights, and Tolerance Education and requires the University System of Maryland to provide staff for the Task Force.

http://mlis.state.md.us/2005rs/billfile/sb0440.htm...

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GAAdopted 01/2005P-12Instruction in Citizenship, United States and Georgia History
GAC 160-4-2-.07
Establishes rules regarding instruction in United States and Georgia history and government. http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/_documents/doe/legalservices/160-4-2-.07.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Inclusion of Documents in History-Social Science Framework
A.B. 2855 (multiple provisions)
Section 2: Repeals the requirement that pupils in American government and civics courses required for high school graduation read and be taught specified documents, including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution and the Gettysburg Ad...

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CASigned into law 09/2004P-12Historical Documents in Curriculum
A.B. 2525 (multiple provisions)
Requires the Curriculum Development and Supplemental Materials Commission to ensure that specified historical
documents are incorporated into the framework when the history-social science framework is revised. These documents are: (1) The Declaration of Indepe...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Courses of Study: Financial Planning
A.B. 2435
Permits a school district to include instruction on personal finance, including budgeting, savings and credit, in social sciences courses for students in grades 7 through 12. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2401-2450/ab_2435_bill_20040826_enrolled.ht...

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CAVetoed 07/2004P-12Curriculum: The Role of Filipinos in World War II
A.B. 2512
Encourages the instruction of World War II and the role of Filipinos in that war in social science instruction in grades 7 through 12, inclusive. http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/bill/asm/ab_2501-2550/ab_2512_bill_20040624_enrolled.html
Veto message: http://www.g...

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AZSigned into law 06/2004P-12Native American History
S.B. 1365
Provides an additional duty of incorporating instruction of Native American history into appropriate existing curricula; provides that the instruction curriculum for all schools shall include the history of Native Americans in Arizona. http://www.azleg.state.a...

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COSigned into law 05/2004P-12Colorado History Day
H.B. 1202
Promotes "Colorado History Day" (NHD), a year-long academic enrichment program that engages students in grades six to twelve in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. and making an appropriation to schools. http://www.leg.state.co.us...

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VASigned into law 04/2004P-12Substantial Amendments to the Standards of Learning
H.B. 1014
Amends section 22.1-253.13:1 and 22.1-253.13:2 . Specifies that the Standards of Learning form the core of Virginia's educational program and other educational objectives. Specifies that the state board must, at a minimum, define Standards of Learning for Eng...

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CASigned into law 09/2003P-12History Curriculum
A.B. 1537
Authorizes the inclusion of instruction on World War II and the American role in that war. Makes a finding and declaration that the current state- adopted academic content standards already include instruction on the Korean and Vietnam wars in the appropriate ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2003P-12Asian History Requirement
S.B. 890
Amends the School Code. Provides that the teaching of United States History shall include a study of the role and contributions of Asian Americans. http://www.legis.state.il.us/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=890&GAID=3&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=3761&SessionID=3...

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CASigned into law 07/2003P-12Instruction on the Vietnam War
A.B. 78
Expresses the encouragement of the Legislature for K-12 instruction to contain instruction on the Vietnam War, including the Secret War in Laos and the role of the Southeast Asians in that war; encourages including a component drawn from personal testimony of ...

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CASigned into law 07/2003P-12Education: Instruction: World War II
A.B. 399
Relates to public school instruction on World War II and the American role in that war; authorizes the instruction in the area of social sciences to contain instruction on World War II and the American role in that war. (Existing law required instruction on Wo...

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ALIssued 06/2003P-12Civics and American History Education
Executive Order 2003-08
Designates the American Village Citizenship Trust Statewide Educational Center and Classroom Laboratory in American History, Civics, and Government, as created by 16-44A-30 as the state's American History and Civics Initiative. Creates and charges the America...

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COPassed 06/2003Postsec.Civic Education
H.J.R. 1027
Concerns the importance of history and civic education at the college level. http://www.leg.state.co.us/2003a/inetcbill.nsf/fsbillcont/DC1C87A2F74B970D87256CBC0064C346?Open&file=HJR1027_enr.pdf...

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FLRule Adoption 06/2003P-12Teacher Certification
FAC 6A-4.0332
The current model of social science certification is replaced by a new comprehensive social science certification effective July 1, 2003. The new social science certification allows various social science majors, such as history, political science, etc. eligib...

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Holocaust Education
H.B. 2879, S.B. 510
Continues the West Virginia commission on holocaust education until the first day of July, 2009 unless sooner terminated, continued or reestablished....

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WVSigned into law 03/2003P-12Holocaust Education
H.B. 2879
Relates to continuation of the West Virginia commission on Holocaust education....

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WVTo governor 03/2003P-12Commission On Holocaust Education
S.B. 510, H.B. 2879
Relates to continuing the commission on holocaust education; provides for reimbursement of reasonable expenses by members; authorizes the commission to accept state funds as appropriated by the Legislature....

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Requires that social studies instruction contain instruction on World War II
A.B. 2709
Requires that social studies instruction contain instruction on World War II and the American role in that war. Expresses the Legislature's intent to encourage the instruction include a component drawn from personal testimony of American soldiers who were invo...

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CASigned into law 09/2002P-12Holocaust Curriculum
A.B. 2003
Declares the Legislature encourages the incorporation of survivor, rescuer and liberator testimony into the teaching of human rights, genocide and the Holocaust. Establishes a State Task Force on Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance Education as an ...

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NJSigned into law 06/2002P-12Amistad Commission
A.B. 1301
Establishes the Amistad Commission to coordinate educational and other programs on slavery and African-American history in public and nonpublic schools and public and private nonprofit resource organizations. http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2002/Bills/A1500/1301...

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NCSigned into law 08/2001P-12State History and Geography
H.B. 195
Session Law Number 363., Requires the public schools to provide courses of instruction on North Carolina history and geography to students in elementary and middle schools; enacts the Student Citizenship Act of 2001....

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NVSigned into law 06/2001P-12Holocaust Education
A.B. 520
Makes an appropriation to the Governor's Advisory Council on Education Relating to the Holocaust for the continuation of its educational programs....

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ILSigned into law 05/2001P-12History Standards
S.B. 109
Amends the School Code; adds Hispanics to the list of the specific ethnic groups whose role and contributions to the history of this country and State are required to be studied in the teaching of the history of the United States; changes a reference from Amer...

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TXSigned into law 05/2001P-12Celebrate Freedom Week
H.B. 1776
The last full week of classes in September is designated as Celebrate Freedom Week in public schools. Celebrate Freedom Week may include appropriate instruction, as determined by each school district, in each social studies class. Instruction should include ...

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WVSigned into law 05/2001P-12Holocaust Education Commission
S.B. 647
Creates the Holocaust Education Commission, a permanent state commission which, as an organized body and on a continuous basis, will survey, design, encourage and promote implementation of holocaust education....

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CAVetoed 09/2000P-12Including Native History In the State's Standards
S.B. 1439
Requires the State Department of Education to request proposals for the development of model curricula, aligned with state content standards, on California Native American history, culture, and tribal sovereignty, to be incorporated into educational materials ...

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CASigned into law 08/2000P-12Cesar Chavez Day
S.B. 984
Chapter No.213, Requires the State Board of Education to adopt a model curriculum guide for use by public schools for exercises related to Cesar Chavez Day. Requires the State Board of Education to ensure that the state curriculum framework, where appropriate,...

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RIBecame law without GOVERNOR'S signature 07/2000P-12Genocide, Slave Trade, Irish Famine, Holocaust
H.B. 7397
Requires the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop curricular material on genocide and human rights violations and issues including slave trade, great hunger in Ireland, the Armenian Genocide, the Holocaust and Mussolini's Fascist Regime....

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KYSigned into law 04/2000P-12Ten Commandments and Other Historical documents
S.J.R. 57
Requests the Kentucky Board Of Education to encourage teachers and school administrators to post and teach from historic displays of original documents reflecting American history, which may include the Ten Commandments; permits cost of posting and maintaining...

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VASigned into law 04/2000P-12Option for End-of-Course Tests
H.B. 1020
Relates to social studies; requires the Board of Education, in prescribing the Standards of Learning assessments, to provide local school boards the option of administering end-of-course tests for United States History to 1877, United States History: 1877 to t...

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KYSigned into law 03/2000P-12Ten Commandments
H.B. 662
Requires a liability insurer to pay according to the terms of the policy an insured who is sued for posting the Ten Commandments in a public school building; provides that such posting is not an illegal act but a legal posting of a historical document....

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WASigned into law 03/2000P-12World War II Oral History Project
H.B. 2418
Establishes a World War II oral history project in public schools....

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WASigned into law 03/2000P-12Japanese Ancestry
H.B. 1572
Develops a grant program to fund public educational activities and development of educational materials to ensure that the events surrounding the exclusion, forced removal, and internment of civilians and permanent resident aliens of Japanese ancestry will be ...

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VASigned into law 02/2000P-12State History
S.B. 114
Relates to history requirement in middle and high school; amends the requirement for study of documents of Virginia history and the United States Constitution to require emphasis on the relationship between the various documents and Virginia history and to sta...

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