Middle School Group- Grades 6 – 8
11:30 a.m. ONLY
Curriculum: D’oh God! Book 2
Social Justice is a common theme in the animated television series ‘The Simpsons’. While the show admits a slant towards liberalism and the writers seem to embrace appreciation for progressive ideals, the show makes jokes across the political spectrum. Topics ranging from environmental justice to LGBTQ rights to sexism have been featured on ‘The Simpsons’. D’oh, God! Book II uses episodes of ‘The Simpsons’ as the basis for in-depth discussions of a wide variety of social justice topics. At each class, an entire episode is viewed, after which the class engages in discussion and activities, designed to encourage deep contemplation of issues.
Grade 8 OWL
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.