7th & 8th Grade Groups

For our first activity after the holiday break, we continued our focus on implicit bias. The 7th and 8th grade students first watched a video on what bias is to establish a background. After, they did an ADL activity on the two different types of bias. The students stood in the middle of the room and were read fictional...

Our goal for December is to educate and inform about drunk and drugged driving prevention. Every day, lives are impacted and lost due to alcohol, drugs and distracted driving. In 2018, impaired driving took more than 10,000 lives in the United States. That means 30 people per day, or roughly one person every 48 minutes, is killed due to impaired...

On Thursday and Friday we had our third middle school groups. Some groups watched videos and split up to do a quiz, while others downloaded an app and took "blue circle selfies," overlaying the symbol for World Diabetes Day on their own photo. Other groups looked into celebrities with diabetes, and some made blue paper chains. The goal was to...

For our first activity after the holiday break, we continued our focus on implicit bias. The 7th and 8th grade students first watched a video on what bias is to establish a background. After, they did an ADL activity on the two different types of bias. The students stood in the middle of the room and were read fictional...

On Thursday and Friday we had our third middle school groups. Some groups watched videos and split up to do a quiz, while others downloaded an app and took "blue circle selfies," overlaying the symbol for World Diabetes Day on their own photo. Other groups looked into celebrities with diabetes, and some made blue paper chains. The goal was to...

Within our 7th and 8th grade directed study groups, Peer Team lead discussions about the different forms of prejudices and implicit biases that affect many people in our country and the world. Many of the middle school students were able to share stories about their experiences noticing these prejudices having an impact on themselves, their...

During our latest directed study meetings with the 7th and 8th grades, we created Identity Sculptures. Using Chenille Stems, commonly known as pipe cleaners, students made miniature representations of three components of their identities. They drew inspiration from their love of sports, dogs, hanging out with their families, and countless other...

At the beginning of the school year, the Peer Team went through a three day training with the Massachusetts Anti-Defamation League (ADL). During these informational lessons, we learned about recognizing implicit biases, preventing bullying, and exclusion. Focusing on prejudices such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and many other forms, we learned...