California Assembly Concurrent Resolution


April 23, 2001

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 22--Relative to the Model Curriculum on Human Rights and Genocide.

WHEREAS, The state has adopted legislation that requires the State Department of Education to develop a model curriculum on human rights and genocide and to make the curriculum available to teachers in the state to utilize in classrooms; and

WHEREAS, This model curriculum on human rights and genocide served as an exemplary educational product demonstrating again the state's leadership in forging new vistas in education; and

WHEREAS, Teachers across the state, as well as across the nation, have been using the model curriculum with praise; and

WHEREAS, The state appropriated $99,000 in the Budget Act of 2000 for the reprinting and distribution of the model curriculum on human rights and genocide; and

WHEREAS, The model curriculum on human rights and genocide has been reissued by the State Board of Education; and

WHEREAS, The State Board of Education has announced that the model curriculum on human rights and genocide is now available for distribution to educators around the state; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature of the State of California commends the State Board of Education and the State Department of Education for its swift and prompt action in developing the model curriculum on human rights and genocide and making it available for distribution; and be it further

Resolved, That the Legislature recommends that the State Department of Education issue proper notification to school districts throughout the state regarding the availability of the model curriculum on human rights and genocide; and be it further

Resolved, That the Legislature recommends that the State Department of Education and school districts convene workshops and teacher training seminars to introduce state educators to the curriculum; and be it further

Resolved, That teachers throughout the state be encouraged to utilize the exemplary curriculum to teach the millions of state pupils about human rights and genocide.

Read the California Model Curriculum for Human Rights and Genocide