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Guidelines for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Violation Education

Part of PAIU

Holocaust, genocide, and human rights violations education can be the first encounter students have with inhumanity. Consideration of the solemnness of the subject and the age-appropriateness of materials is integral when fostering empathy, comprehension, and understanding.

This Learning Path was created in response to Act 70 of 2014 Guidelines for Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Violations Education. Act 70 was passed to encourage schools to include Holocaust, genocide, and human-rights violation education within their adopted curriculum. The purpose of this course, coming directly from Act 70, is "to provide children with an understanding of the importance of the protection of human rights and the potential consequences of unchecked ignorance, discrimination, and persecution. It is a matter of high priority that children in this Commonwealth be educated concerning the Holocaust, genocide and other human rights violations.”