(105 ILCS 5/27-20.6)
"Irish Famine" study.
Every public elementary school and high school may include in its
curriculum a unit of instruction studying the causes and effects of mass
starvation in mid-19th century Ireland. This period in world history is known
as the "Irish Famine", in which millions of Irish died or emigrated. The study
of this material is a reaffirmation of the commitment of free people of all
nations to eradicate the causes of famine that exist in the modern world.
The State Superintendent of Education may prepare and make available to all
school boards instructional materials that may be used as guidelines for
development of a unit of instruction under this Section; provided, however,
school board shall itself determine the minimum amount of instruction time
that shall qualify as a unit of instruction satisfying the requirements of
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)