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Adam Muller, director of the peace and conflict studies program at the University of Manitoba

CTV Winnipeg: Manitoba government to include Holocaust education in curriculum

November 22, 2023 — 

In Manitoba, students can learn about the Holocaust in Grades 6, 9, 11 and 12, but experts say that depends on the courses they take and the teachers who teach them.

“There are many (teachers) that are hesitant because of the sensitivity of the subjects,” said Kelly Hiebert, an educator at Westwood Collegiate in Winnipeg.

In order to ease that hesitation, educators say the curriculum needs to be carefully curated.

“There won’t be a one-size-fits-all box containing information on the Holocaust that can be shared across grade levels,” said Adam Muller, director of peace and conflict studies at the University of Manitoba.

Educators also hope it will allow for broader discussions on prejudice.

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