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ERIC Number: ED447021
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Massachusetts Guide to Choosing and Using Curricular Materials on Genocide and Human Rights Issues.
Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
This guide, a response to Massachusetts legislation, makes recommendations on curricular materials and resources related to teaching about genocide and human rights. The guide stresses the importance of students acquiring knowledge about genocide and human rights issues to deepen their understanding of both past and current events. It emphasizes relevant material from the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for History and Social Science and English Language Arts, as well as key documents that support the protection and preservation of human rights. The guide offers recommendations for locating, selecting, and teaching curriculum materials. Following an introduction, the guide is divided into these sections: "Background: The Education Reform Act of 1993"; "Teaching about Genocide and Human Rights Issues: Guiding Principle"; "Scope, Sequence, and Developmental Considerations"; "Academic Content: The Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework"; "United States History"; "Selections from Core Knowledge"; "World History"; "Selections from Core Knowledge"; "Strands and Learning Strands"; "Reasoning, Reflection, Research, and Content in History and Social Science"; "Connections to English Language Arts"; "Choosing Instructional Materials and Programs on Genocide and Human Rights Issues"; "The Internet as a Tool for Researching Genocide and Human Rights Issues"; and "Resources for Teaching about Genocide and Human Rights Issues". Appendixes contain three key documents. (BT)
Massachusetts State Department of Education, 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023; Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site: (
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts