Our congregation’s middle school program is Grades 6-8. Can we use Our Whole Lives for Grades 7-9 with Grades 6-8?
The Grades 7-9 curriculum’s activities and content assume that participants have the social experiences and the emotional and physical maturity of 12-15 year olds. We do not recommend using the Grades 7-9 program with 6th graders. Our Whole Lives for Grades 4-6 is a very appropriate curriculum for sixth graders. If you plan to offer both of these levels of Our Whole Lives on a regular basis, you may wish to restructure the age distribution in your Religious Education (RE) program.