It comes after Plaid Cymru last week called on Welsh history – including the history of Bame and LGBT people – to be included in a bill over the new curriculum, due to come into force next year.
The party warned these topics would likely not be taught consistently across the country, if they were not a mandatory part of the curriculum.
But a Welsh government spokesperson has refuted claims schools will not be required to teach Bame history in the country.
“We are immensely proud that for the first time Black, Asian and minority ethnic stories will be mandatory parts of the curriculum and will be taught to all pupils,” they said.
“It is incorrect to claim otherwise.”
On Friday, Kirsty Williams, the education minister, said she has accepted all recommendations in a new Bame education report, which includes calls for every pupil to “explore the diverse experiences and contributions” of Bame people in Wales.
The Labour-led government said £500,000 would be put towards supporting the development of resources on Bame communities and their histories and improving training and development for teachers on these subjects.
The report recommended the new curriculum is evaluated for its teaching of themes relating to Bame communities and experiences across its entirety.
“Every child and young person in Wales has the right to have their knowledge base and experiences expanded though engagement with ethnic minority perspectives, themes and contributions and in all disciplines across the new curriculum,” Professor Charlotte Williams OBE, says in foreword to the report.
“The curriculum can only be enriched by revealing the diversity of perspectives and contributions made by the ethnic minority communities to the development of Wales across its history and in the present.”
The Welsh Liberal Democrat education minister said: “If we are to achieve one of the core purposes of our new curriculum, to develop young people who are ‘ethical and informed citizens of Wales and the world’, we must ensure children’s experiences are expanded though engagement with ethnic minority perspectives, themes and contributions.
Nick Gibb said the government did not want to “pile on” more topics that limited teachers’ freedom in choosing the curriculum.
It came after more than 260,000 people signed a petition calling for Britain’s colonial past to become a part of the UK’s compulsory curriculum.
In the foreword, Prof Williams said the Welsh report “maps a way” for how “the diverse experiences and contributions of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic peoples in Wales is made integral” to the country’s new curriculum.
It also suggests school governing bodies consider having a “diversity champion” and a whole-school approach is taken to “anti-racist professional learning”.
The report also looks at enhancing resources available to schools in teaching on Bame histories and experiences.
“The available resources are limited and disproportionately focused on slavery, colonialism and empire,” it says.
“These matters are critically important and should be covered within the curriculum but the lack of attention to the inclusion of other significant themes and contributions relating to the experiences of ethnic minority communities suggests an imbalance in the curriculum.”
The new curriculum offers “significant opportunities” for schools to explore different aspects of Bame experiences and contributions, the report says.
It continues: “At the same time, without a full list of prescribed topics in the new Curriculum for Wales and the autonomy of schools in designing their own curricula within a national framework, there is a risk these themes continue to be ignored or marginalised.”
“While learning about diversity, identity and belonging, justice and equality, rights and social action will be mandatory in schools’ curricula, there is no statutory requirement to teach specific topics of central understanding to the histories of racism and diversity, such as the histories of Slavery, Empire, or the Holocaust. This is of concern.”
Sian Gwenllian, Plaid Cymru’s education spokesperson, said the report’s recommendations “are to be warmly welcomed”.
“If implemented properly they can play a significant part in getting rid of racism,” she added.