These profiles contain text of state legislation about the teaching of the Holocaust, and Holocaust-explicit History/Social Studies and English/Language Arts state content standards. Also provided is contact information for state departments of education.
Mr. Lewis E. Huffman
Education Associate - Social Studies at Curriculum Services and Assessment, South Carolina State Department of Education
Address: 801-D Rutledge Building 1429 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Work Phone: 803-734-0322
Bill Number: Act 189
Title: South Carolina Council on the Holocaust
In 1989 Act 189 created the South Carolina Council on the Holocaust, which consists of twelve individuals who are appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House. The legislation states that the purpose of the Council is "working in conjunction with State Department of Education, is to develop an educational program to prevent future atrocities similar to the systematic program of genocide of six million Jews and others by the Nazis. The program must be designed to honor the survivors of the Holocaust and their descendants and the South Carolinians and their descendants who participated in the liberation of concentration camps. The council also shall develop and establish an appropriate program for the annual observance of the Holocaust."
Contact Name: James Bryan
Address: South Carolina Department of Public Instruction 1429 Senate Street
City/State/Zip: Columbia, SC 29201
Standard Type: History/Social Studies
Date Implemented: 2000
Grade Level: Middle & High School (grades 7-12)
History/Social Studies: Grades 9–10: Global Studies (World Geography/World History) – I. Time, Continuity, and Change: History: 10.2 The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the major developments in the history of the world during the modern era (ca. 1500 to the present). The student should be able to: 10.2.14 analyze the consequences of the rise of totalitarian states; 10.2.15 analyze the causes, course, and global consequences of World Wars I and II; 10.2.18 analyze the oppression of groups and the struggle for human rights across the world; (pages 31-32). Grades 11–12: U.S. and South Carolina Studies, Government/Economics: 12.1 The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the major developments in the United States and South Carolina from the end of Reconstruction through World War II (1945). The student should be able to: 12.1.17 describe the causes and course of World War II, including the Holocaust, the character of the war at home and abroad, and its reshaping of the United States’ role in world affairs (pages 31–33). Grade 5: U.S. Studies 1877 to Present - I. Time, Continuity, and Change: History: 5.2 The learner will demonstrate an understanding of the major developments in the United States from the end of Reconstruction through World War II. The student should be able to: 5.2.10 Analyze the causes of World War II and explain why the United States intervened; 5.2.11 Explain the impact at home and abroad of the United States involvement in World War II; 5.2.12 recognize events, people, and various cultures that influenced the United States during this period; (pages 31-32).
Web Site: http://www.myscschools.com/offices/cso/Social_Studies/standards/Soc_Stud_standards.htm
Standard Type: English/Language Arts
Date Implemented: 2002
History/Social Studies: 2005: Grade 7 (Standard 5.6: Summarize the Holocaust and its impact on European society and Jewish culture, incluidng Nazi polocies to eliminate the Jews and other minorities, the "Final Solution," and the war crimes trials at Nuremberg.) Grade 9 and/or 10 (Standard 5.6 Exemplyfy the lasting impact of World War II, including the legacy of the Holocaust, the moreal implications of military technologies and techniques such as the atomic bomb, the human costs of the war, and the establishment of democratic governments in European countries.)
English/Language Arts: The Holocaust is not addressed explicitly as a curriculum standard. It is used as an example for a term in the glossary for South Carolina’s English Language Arts Curriculum Standards.
Web Site: http://www.myscschools.com/offices/cso/standards/ela/documents/standards.pdf
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