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Reynolds signs law to require 'Western civilization' be emphasized in social studies class

Posted on AllSides May 15th, 2024
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Iowa will be required to include specific topics and themes in its social studies curriculum under a new law signed by Gov. Kim Reynolds Wednesday. The state's social studies standards would be required to include instruction on government, civics and "exemplary figures and important events in Western civilization, the United States and the state of Iowa." It also requires teaching on "the crimes against humanity that have occurred under communist regimes since 1917," in addition to World War II and the Holocaust, the American Revolution and other historical events. "As...

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