Grades 6 – 8

Middle School Class – Grades 6 – 8

11:30 a.m. only
Curriculum:  Building Bridges: A World Religions Program & Neighboring Faiths

 

Building Bridges is a world religions program to deepen youth’s understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live. It seeks to broaden their knowledge of humanity and embolden their spiritual search.

Neighboring Faiths is an experiential exploration of the faith traditions of our local (and global) neighbors.  Through field trips to neighboring faith communities, special guest speakers, discussion, games and reflection, youth discover their own sense of faith and Unitarian Universalism in a pluralistic world. The religions explored include Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Paganism and Humanism.  Youth will explore these faiths through the lens of our own seven principles.

 

Grade 8

11:30 a.m. only
Curriculum:  Our Whole Lives for Jr. High (all-year)
Hard copy curriculum in office. Those who opt out or start mid-year can attend the middle school group.

Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula for multiple age groups. OWL is a positive, comprehensive, and age-appropriate educational program that promotes sexual health and is informed by the guidelines of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Once this class begins, it will be a closed class. A separate permission registration form will be offered.

There is a mandatory parent meeting before each class begins.  Date TBD upon registration.