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The new mandatory state-wide curriculum designed by SERC under Public Act No. 19-12 indoctrinates children to be activists. Along with numerous attempts to rewrite history throughout this curriculum, it also includes a unit, found on page 162 of the PDF, designed to turn children into activists, take action against their school districts, and demand the abolition of Columbus Day. [source: https://files.serc.co/pa1912/20211101-CT_BL_Curric_OCT21.pdf]

Materials referenced for this 2-day unit include the work of socialist and history revisionist Howard Zinn, an activity authored by Bill Bigelow that assigns children the roles of European imperialists to plead 'guilty' in a historical struggle session, and an activist website declaring that Columbus day teaches "that it’s OK for white people to rule over peoples of color". [sources: https://files.serc.co/pa1912/20211101-CT_BL_Curric_OCT21.pdf, https://www.tulibro915.com/uploads/1/2/5/5/12552697/people-vs-columbus.pdf, https://www.zinnedproject.org/campaigns/abolish-columbus-day]

This unit is designed to lead children to the conclusion that Columbus day is a celebration of racist principles upon which this nation was built. It encourages children to be critical of school and state institutions that celebrate Columbus Day, and to develop a "campaign" to "take action on local or state level" to abolish the holiday. This unit and the entire curriculum are "the proliferation of false or misleading narratives, which sow discord or undermine public trust in U.S. government institutions". [source: Summary of Terrorism Threat to the U.S. Homeland, https://www.dhs.gov/ntas/advisory/national-terrorism-advisory-system-bulletin-february-07-2022]

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Submitted: Feb 15, 2022