New Jersey has upped its indoctrination game and will require young children to learn about gender identity starting this fall.
According to the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education curriculum established in the 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Performance Expectations, by the end of 2nd grade students must be able to “discuss the range of ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may limit behavior.”
Additionally, students are expected to be able to “describe how climate change affects the health of individuals, plants and animals.”
Fox News reports that the teaching standards were established in 2020. However, they were not required to be enacted until September 2022.
Fox also reports that one school district in the Garden State, Westfield Public Schools, during a school board meeting “distributed sample lesson plans indicated first graders could be taught they can have ‘boy parts’ but ‘feel like’ a girl.”
The sample lesson plan intended for 1st graders is titled “Pink, Blue and Purple,” and was developed by the LGBT-activist organization Advocates for Youth. The organization believes that “young people have the right to abortion care,” promotes contraceptive access, and provides the Queer and Gender Equity Project (QGEP).
The sample lesson plan gives guidance to educators on how to teach young children about their gender identity.
“Explain that knowing what gender you are is called ‘gender identity,’” the plan suggests that teachers state.
The plan adds that teachers should instruct students as follows:
Gender identity is that feeling of knowing your gender … You might feel like you’re a boy even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are ‘girl’ parts. You might feel like you’re a girl even if you have body parts that some people might tell you are ‘boy’ parts. And you might not feel like you’re a boy or a girl, but you’re a little bit of both. No matter how you feel, you’re perfectly normal.
Another lesson plan intended for 2nd graders is titled “Understanding Our Bodies.” It was also developed by the Advocates for Youth.
The lesson plan instructs teachers to indoctrinate their students using the following language:
There are some body parts that mostly just girls have and some parts that mostly just boys have.
Being a boy or a girl doesn’t have to mean you have those parts, but for most people this is how their bodies are …
Most girls have a vulva, which is the name for the area between the legs … Most boys have a penis and scrotum between their legs …
Most people have a vulva and a vagina or a penis and testicles but some people’s bodies can be different. Your body is exactly what is right for you.
The superintended for Westfield Public Schools said that the materials were presented to parents as a “sample list of resources” aligned with state policy.
“We made it clear at the meeting and subsequent meetings that these are resources only … the district is in the process of developing its revised curriculum.”
And yet, the fact that such materials are aligned with state policy and were handed out as model policies are deeply concerning.
If you’re worried about what your child may be learning in school, check out the following new resource from Focus on the Family: Back to School for Parents: A Busy parent’s guide to what’s happening in your children’s classrooms and practical steps you can take to protect them.
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