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Holocaust and Genocide Studies (House Bill 318)

What is HB 318?

Delaware HB 318 requires that each school district and charter school serving students in 1 or more of the grades 6 through 12 shall
provide instruction on the Holocaust and genocide at least 1 time in each grade.

The study of the Holocaust and genocide is intended to:
(1) Examine the ramifications of prejudice, racism, and intolerance.
(2) Prepare students to be responsible citizens in a pluralistic democracy.
(3) Reaffirm the commitment of free peoples to never again permit such occurrences.

Instruction required under this section must be designed to:
(1) Prepare students to confront the immorality of the Holocaust, genocide, slavery, and other acts of mass violence and to reflect on the causes of related historical events.

(2) Develop students’ respect for cultural diversity and help students gain insight into the importance of the
protection of international human rights for all people.

UDLib/SEARCH Support for HB 318

UDLib/SEARCH Coordinators have reviewed HB 318, and, through this guide, have identified a portion of the content in the program's databases and select external resources that can be used to fulfill the teaching requirements of HB 318.  This guide contains a mixture of content related to the Holocaust and genocide at various reading levels and for audiences at various levels of maturity for accessibility to all Delaware students in grades 6 through 12.  Information is provided via text, images, and videos to support multimodal learning.  UDLib/SEARCH Coordinators are available to provide training sessions, at no cost, to DE educators and administrators concerning ways that UDLib/SEARCH content can be integrated with the curriculum in support of HB 318.

Free UDLib/SEARCH Training Sessions:
Dianna McKellar is a University of Delaware Librarian and is the UDLib/SEARCH Coordinator for Delaware public middle schools and high schools.  Please contact her if you have questions about this research guide or if you would like to schedule a free training session in person or by Zoom. Sessions can be arranged for individuals or groups of educators.

Dianna McKellar
(302) 831-0790