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Model Curriculum Projects

Curricula in a specific topic developed pursuant to legislation.

Model curriculum projects are initiated in response to specific legislation calling for a state-developed curriculum in a specified topic or disciplinary area of study. Typically these projects are done under the supervision of the State Board of Education (SBE) or the Instructional Quality Commission.

AB 167 Model Curriculum Projects

Assembly Bill 167, Chapter 252, Statutes of 2021 amended California Education Code sections 33540.2, 33540.4, 33540.6 and 51226.9, for the development and maintenance of model curricula relating to the Vietnamese American refugee experience, the Cambodian genocide, Hmong history and cultural studies, and Native American studies. The California Department of Education shall, in collaboration with, and subject to the approval of, the executive director of the state board, enter into contracts with county offices of education for the purposes of developing a model curriculum. Work on these projects will begin in 2022 and conclude by September of 2025.

2020 Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum
  • Public Input Webinar
    A webinar was held on January 9, 2018, to collect public feedback on the model curriculum project.

César E. Chávez Model Curriculum
  • César E. Chávez Model Curriculum External link opens in new window or tab. 
    Research Center is now available. Contains several thousand primary source documents and more than 500 pictures from historical archives.
Human Rights and Genocide Model Curriculum
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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, May 18, 2022