Categorized | News

Amistad, Holocaust and Perth Amboy History to be Taught in Perth Amboy Schools

By: Katherine Massopust

Dr. Damian Medina gives a presentation at the 10/15/15 BOE Meeting.*Photo by Katherine Massopust

Dr. Damian Medina gives a presentation at the 10/15/15 BOE Meeting.*Photo by Katherine Massopust

PERTH AMBOY – Chief Literacy Officer Dr. Damian Medina spoke at the 10/15/15 Board of Education Meeting explaining the new social studies program in the Perth Amboy School System. There is a State mandate to teach a well-rounded history and social studies program which includes Black History and the history of the Holocaust. A program is being instituted spearheaded by Dr. Damian Medina in the Perth Amboy School System to include this in the curriculum. Perth Amboy history is also being included. Dr. Medina stated that there are grade appropriate lessons on all three subject matters.

It was decided to teach Perth Amboy history since the town is so rich in history and has impacted New Jersey as well as the United States. This includes a field trip to the Proprietary House and more student assemblies.

A Holocaust Survivor will come and speak to the students to teach them about the atrocities of the Holocaust.

Comments are closed.

Browse Current Issue - Click Here

Perth Amboy Calendar

MON. Jan 22
• City Council, Caucus,
4:30 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

WED. Jan 24
• City Council, Regular,
7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

THURS. Jan 25
• Historic Preservation Commission
7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

MON. Jan 29
• Special Public Meeting, RE: Discussion of Rezoning Ordinance
6 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

 

Stay informed! Attend public meetings. All are welcome!

South Amboy Calendar

WED. Jan. 31
• City Council, Regular,
7 p.m.
City Hall, N. Broadway

WED. Feb. 7
• City Council, Business,
6 p.m.
City Hall, N. Broadway

Stay informed! Attend public meetings. All are welcome!