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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1516         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 475

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jeffrey N. Roy, (BY REQUEST)

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act concerning genocide education.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Maria Walzer

11 Green Valley Road Medway, MA 02053


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1516        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 475

By Mr. Roy of Franklin (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 475) of Maria Walzer relative to requiring instruction on the Ukranian Genocide in the public schools of the Commonwealth.  Education. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1074 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act concerning genocide education.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Chapter 15 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:

              SECTION 67.  Genocide shall be included in the Massachusetts history and social science curriculum frameworks for the United States and World History including the Ukrainian Famine Genocide of 1932-1933.

              The Department shall recommend curricular materials detailing the underlying causes, international reaction, progression and aftermath of genocides such as the Ukrainian Famine Genocide and include those recommendations established by chapter 276 of the acts of 1998.

              The department may provide trainings, seminars, conferences and materials for the educators to use in the teaching of genocide.

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