In Florida schools, the Holocaust will to be taught across the curriculum with content infused in ways that are age-appropriate, interdisciplinary, and in every grade-level.
The core mission of the Commissioner’s Task Force on Holocaust Education is to promote Holocaust education in the State of Florida. On a continual basis, the Task Force shall survey the status of Holocaust Education; design, encourage and promote the implementation of Holocaust education and awareness; provide programs in all Florida school districts; and coordinate designated events that will provide appropriate memorialization of the Holocaust on a regular basis throughout the state.
In 1994, the Commissioner of Education created a Task Force on Holocaust Education and appointed members to serve on the Commission after legislation was passed in the State of Florida, that mandated the teaching of Holocaust instruction in grades K – 12. The Task Force serves as an advisory group to the Commissioner of Education and coordinates Holocaust education activities on his/her behalf.