HB-4902, As Passed Senate, December 4, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUBSTITUTE FOR

 

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.