History Social Science (HSS)

The FAIR Education Act (SB 48)

The FAIR Act mandates that instruction include diverse groups and their accomplishments in history, including LGBTQ+ persons. The FAIR Act also explicitly gives districts and teachers broad discretion to decide when, how, and how often these topics are included. 

California state adopted text books go beyond the legal requirements of the SB 48.  

The Law

51204.5.  Instruction in social sciences shall include the early history of California and a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.

Below are examples from the most commonly used state adopted Curricula.

(Click on a publisher's icon below to see examples of their content) 

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