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Social Studies Electives
  • Feminism: Do you call yourself a feminist? Why or why not? Are you curious about what feminism is and how it connects to your life? Is feminism available to everyone? This elective welcomes all girls, boys and gender-nonconforming students in the seventh and eighth grade to examine and explore issues through the lens of feminist intersectionality; that includes everything from gender roles and stereotypes, consent, media representations, music, culture, history and more!
     
  • Community Activism: As community members and citizens, we have the opportunity to develop partnerships and create positive change in the world. This class will help students to become change agents. The class will decide on the focus of our advocacy or community-service project based on interests. We may choose, for example, to teach or mentor children, to socialize with senior citizens, to advocate for the environment, or to fight against injustices such as hunger and homelessness. Students will keep a journal, participate in activities designed to encourage reflection, and raise awareness and share their experiences with each other and members of the community.