8241- Patriotism, Citizenship and Human Rights Education
|Policy: Patriotism, Citizenship and Human Rights Education||Policy Number: 8241|
|Date of Original Policy: 07/10/2002||Date Revision Adopted: 10/14/2020|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/16/2020||Date of Next Review: 09/16/2023|
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In order to promote a spirit of patriotic and civil service and obligation, K-12 students will receive instruction in patriotism, citizenship, and human rights issues through the social studies curriculum. The Board also directs that all secondary students receive instruction in the history, meaning, significance and effect of the United States Constitution, the New York State Constitution, and the Declaration of Independence. At the high school level, particular attention will be given to the study of the inhumanity of genocide, slavery, the Holocaust, and the mass starvation in Ireland from 1845 to 1850 (the “Irish Potato Famine”).
The curricula for such courses must include the subjects specified by the Board of Regents and be for the period of instruction, as mandated by the Regents, which is necessary in these subjects in each of the appropriate grades.
The Board directs that the above named subjects, as mandated by law, be addressed in the instructional curricula provided by the District.
Education Law Section 801