Key concerns raised to the NH School Board was that local history should be included in the education of our K-12 students; the curriculum should include all history in an integrated manner, not just Women’s History, Black History, etc.; there is an apparent amnesia about history, leaving out important people and events and “erased” history that should be brought back.
The curriculum is biased towards a European/post-colonial self-centric perspective. RUT would like to see the curriculum actively advocate broader perspectives, including that of the colonized, the disenfranchised, the defeated, and the conquered, not just that of the colonizer
In its report to the NH DOE the Racial Unity Team also indicated that to assure that racial diversity and inclusion concerns are adequately addressed, there is a need to look at applicable laws to help bring about such changes.
If you are interested in learning more or wish to get involved in the curriculum redrafting effort, you can contact the Racial Unity Team at email@example.com
Standards for Social Studies outline what students should know and be able to do in social studies to succeed in college, careers, and for their role as engaged citizens.