ASU WWII Program Grad On Why The Holocaust Should Be Taught In Schools
A bill that would require Arizona schools to teach students about the Holocaust and other genocides at least twice between seventh and 12th grades is set to be heard in a House committee on Tuesday. This is in advance of Holocaust Remembrance Day on Jan. 27.
The bipartisan measure is similar to one from last year, which appeared to be on track to win approval, before the pandemic forced the abrupt end of the legislative session.
This past fall, the Arizona Board of Education approved inserting Holocaust education into the curriculum for junior high and high school students.
But advocates plan to keep pushing for the Legislature to require students to learn about genocides, including the Holocaust.
One of those advocates is Lindsey Stillman, a 12th-grade teacher in California, and a recent graduate of Arizona State University's new master's in World War II studies program.
Her state has a mandate to teach the Holocaust, which she did when she taught 10th grade. The Show spoke with Stillman about what got her so interested in studying this particular era of history.