Nebraska Health Education department will take public comments online in writing and at the April 2 board meeting for the proposed Nebraska Health Education Standards. Written public comments must be received no later than noon on April 1 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Below are excerpts from the draft proposal that outlines what gender inclusive topics instructors will be expected to teach.
Kindergarten: Discuss different kinds of family structures. (e.g. single parent, blended, intergenerational, cohabitating, adoptive, foster, same-gender, interracial).
First grade: Differentiate between sex assigned at birth, gender identity, and gender expression.
Second grade: Discuss how media influences thoughts, feelings, and beliefs (e.g. bias, perceptions, social norms, spirituality, gender roles).
Third grade: Explain why it is wrong to tease or bully others based on personal characteristics (e.g. body type, gender, appearance, mannerisms, and the way one dresses or acts).
Third grade: Demonstrate ways to promote dignity and respect for people of all genders, gender expressions, and gender identities, including other students, their family members, and members of the school community.
Third grade: Discuss the range of ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may influence behavior.
Third grade: Identify trusted adults, including parents and caregivers, whom students can ask questions about gender identity and sexual orientation.
- Compare positive and negative ways friends, peers and media can influence relationships.
- Describe gender-role stereotypes and their potential impact on oneself and others.
- Differentiate between sexual orientation and gender identity.
- Demonstrate the use of healthy and respectful words and actions to express friendship, attraction, and affection.
- Distinguish between sex assigned at birth and gender identity and explain how they may or may not differ.
Fifth Grade: Use medically accurate names for body parts, including genitalia.
- Explain the human reproductive systems, including the external and internal body parts and their functions, and that there are natural variations in human bodies.
- Explain how culture, media, and other factors influence perceptions about body image, gender roles, and attractiveness.
- Define the functions of sperm and egg cell in human reproduction.
- Define STDs, including HIV, and clarify ways they are transmitted and prevented.
- Describe the benefits of being sexually abstinent.
- Explain sexual intercourse and how it relates to human reproduction.
- Students will learn characteristics relating to identity, sexuality and healthy relationships.
- Define coercion and discuss its relationship to consent, personal boundaries and bodily autonomy.
- Demonstrate positive ways to communicate differences of opinion while maintaining romantic relationships.
- Explain that gender expression and gender identity exist along a spectrum.
- Explain the significance of the physical changes in puberty and the potential role of hormone blockers on young people who identify as transgender
- Define and explain differences between cisgender, transgender, gender non-binary, gender expansive, and gender identity. HE.6.7.2.c: Define sexual identity and explain a range of identity.
- Discuss the ways people express their gender and how gender-role stereotypes may limit behavior.
Jesus Christ Fights Back With God’s Word
The three stages of education within Judaism during the time of Jesus were Bet Sefer, Bet Talmud, and Bet Midrash. Each stage included specific age groups of Jewish boys. Girls also participated in Bet Sefer.
Bet Sefer means “House of the Book.” Education usually took place in the synagogue where the focus was on reading, writing, and memorization of the Torah (Pentateuch): Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.
The attacks of the devil will not stop but parents can fight back by following the ways of the old rabbis. In kindergarten teach your child to read, write, and memorize Genesis. In first grade move to Exodus. Second grade Leviticus. Third grade Numbers. Fourth grade Exodus. Fifth grade work through the four Gospels. In this way your child will know the Truth that sets all men and women free from sin and can refute the lies of Satan.
Satan has his army but the army of Christ is mightier. Jesus learned in Bet Sefer, “House of the Book.” Should not your child do the same?