HB-4902, As Passed Senate, December 4, 2008
HOUSE BILL NO. 4902
A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled
"The revised school code,"
(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1164b.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1164b. A school district or public school academy that
teaches world history in a middle school or high school grade is
encouraged to focus the content of instruction regarding Africa on
at least 1 or more of the following kingdoms: Ghana, Mali, Songhay,
Benin, Bornu, Nubia, Axum, Meroe, Monomotapa, or medieval Ethiopia,
or on the Swahili coast prior to 1750. This section is not intended
to prohibit or limit teaching about other areas of African history.