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Rule Number:160-4-2-.07

Instruction in United States and Georgia History and Government  

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Code: IDAF


    1. Local boards of education shall adhere to the following requirements.
      1. Implement at the high-school level the state-approved course of study in United States history, including its institutions and ideals.
      2. Implement at the high-school level the state-approved course in citizenship education in the background, history, and development of the United States’ system of government, including the essentials of the United States Constitution, including the study of American institutions and ideals and a study of the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States in addition to other institutions and ideals.
      3. Implement at the eighth grade the state-approved course of study in Georgia history and government. This course shall include a study of Georgia’s institutions and ideals, a study of state and local governments, and a study of the Pledge of Allegiance to the Georgia flag in addition to other institutions and ideals.
    2. Local boards of education shall exempt students who enter a Georgia public school after the eighth grade year from the required course of study in Georgia history and government. 

Authority O .C.G.A. § 20-2-142(a) .

Adopted: January 20, 2011                  Effective: February 10, 2011


Georgia Department Of Education
Adopted Date:  1/20/2011
Effective Date:  2/10/2011

NOTE: The State of Georgia has moved the Georgia Code. This new environment no longer allows us to link directly to the Georgia Code. For example enter 20-02-0211 in the search window and the Georgia Code will appear.
Policy Code Description
IDAF Instruction in U.S. History & Government
Georgia Code Description
O.C.G.A ยง 20-02-0142 Prescribed courses; development/dissemination of instructional materials on effects of alcohol
These references are not intended to be part of the rule itself, nor do they indicate the basis or authority for the board to enact this rule. Instead, they are provided as additional resources for those interested in the subject matter of the rule.
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