7th & 8th Grade Groups

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...