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WI Act 30 (2021): Teaching the Holocaust and Other Genocides - Resources for Educators


Wisconsin Act 30 (2021) - Requiring the Teaching of the Holocaust and Other Genocides in Wisconsin Public and Charter Schools, and Private Schools Participating in a Parental Choice Program

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Passed in the spring of 2021, Wisconsin Act 30 requires that districts ensure that the Holocaust and other genocides be incorporated at least once in grades 5-8 and at least once in grades 9-12 as part of the social studies curriculum. This law required implementation of the Holocaust and other genocides into district curriculum by July 1, 2022, to be taught starting no later than the 2022-23 school year.
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WI Act 30 Resources

Wisconsin Act 30 (2021) resources have been curated into a group on WiseLearn, the DPI OER platform.

Resources in this group focus on genocides other than the Holocaust (as the Holocaust Education Map has quality trusted resources).

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What if my administration doesn't know about this new law?

This is an infographic (from 2021) that outlines the basics of Wisconsin Act 30 and provides information for administrators and school board members that may not be aware of the new statute.

Holocaust Education Map

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Photo courtesy of the Holocaust Education Map

The Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC) has curated trusted resources from partners such as Yad Vashem, the Anti-Defamation League, the Shoah Foundation, the Jewish Partisan Educational Foundation, the Wiener Holocaust Library, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Facing History and Ourselves into an amazing resource called the Holocaust Education Map. It aligns the resources to our Wisconsin Standards for Social Studies, and allows educators to search through multiple resources based on themes, topics, and dates.

HERC also has a brief video that walks people through the Map.

Trusted Partners

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Yad Vashem

The Anti-Defamation League (Echoes and Reflections curriculum)

Facing History and Ourselves

What's coming?

Suggestions for genocides to teach other than the Holocaust

Recorded webinars 


Annotated resource lists of suggested books and movies for teaching the Holocaust and other genocides

For questions about this information, contact Kristen McDaniel (608) 266-2207