Mandatory Xolocaust Studies

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Should Xolocaust Studies Be Mandatory?

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    We in Illinois are luckier than others.:cuckoo: We have Xolocdaust studies mandated by our state.:eusa_whistle:

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    The state of Illinois was the first state to mandate the teaching of the Holocaust in 1990. This article reports the results of a study of Holocaust education practices at the high school level. At present, it represents the largest study of Holocaust education practices ever conducted in the United States.

    The complete article can be found at:
    The State of Holocaust Education in Illinois - by Jeffrey Ellison & John Pisapia
     
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    You should move amiam..

    Maybe there is another state willing to take you
     
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    I don't see what the problem is. We teach about slavery too. Both are worth learning about in order to keep from letting anything similar happen in the future.
     
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    What he said.
     
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    The problem is the mandatory bit. It is not an elective!....You must!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:cuckoo:
    Please vote..........
     
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    I vote against slavery.

    I think it is just plain wrong
     
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    well.. yea. Learning about slavery is not an elective either. Are you similarly upset that jr high kids are forced to learn about Slavery? Don't you think that mandatory lessons on the holocaust is a small price to pay for avoiding another one? If anything, it should help teach empathy and humanity towards our fellow human beings. And, how are you going to talk about WW2 without pointing out why nazis were so bad? How do you express the price of D day as necessary without pointing out the human tragedy that was the holocaust?
     
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    I don't understand why the taught us Roman Numerals

    We are not Roman!
     
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    Once again you miss the point. Who chooses the curriculum at the schools, the teachers or the state?:eusa_whistle:
     
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    Gosh, they never taught me them. Did I miss something? I once wrote MCMXXCIV for 1984 and not MCMCLXXXIV (I needed the space) but an old dictionary was my source for my notation. The dictionary referred to it as seldom used now.:cool:
     
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