2019 ~ 2020 Curriculum

Middle School Youth

6th – 8th Grades

Middle School will be traveling to The Fifth Dimension, beyond that which is known to man, an area we call the Twilight Zone. This classic TV series, which ran from 1959 to 1964, addressed racial relations, war, gender roles, addiction, extremism, violence, ageism, consumerism, industrialization, and other social issues.

In 1967, program host Rod Serling said, “I happen to think that the singular evil of our time is prejudice, It is from this evil that all other evils grow and multiple, In almost everything I’ve written there is a thread of this: a man’s seemingly palpable need to dislike someone other than himself.”

Each week, students will watch a classic episode of The Twilight Zone and participate in a guided discussion with their teachers. This curriculum seeks to help students:

  • Consider social issues and the ways in which our faith can help us understand our values.
  • Understand ways in which the right of conscience calls us to do what’s right, even if there are possible negative consequences.
  • Examine how our choices affect others around us, as well as ourselves.
  • Explore how taking a stand is related to perspective and point of view.

Teachers are Jim DuPlessis, Olivia Johnson, and Cheryl Soehl.

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