Genocide and Holocaust Council

Governor’s Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education

The Governor’s Council for Genocide and Holocaust Education was created under Public Act (PA )170 of 2016 as a temporary commission under the Michigan Constitution, and signed into law by the Governor on June 13, 2016. The Council was required to identify and advise stakeholders of sources and strategies for providing genocide education to students; identify and advise stakeholders of programs and resources to train teachers and to promote, within schools and the general population, implementation of genocide education. The Michigan Holocaust and Genocide Education website and lesson plans are the work product produced by the Council. The website and the lesson plans are both designed to meet the needs of Michigan teachers now required to teach this material. Visit the website at