A third-grade teacher in Los Angeles has drawn national attention to her recent lesson plan she's calling "All About Consent," after sharing it on social media.
Liz Kleinrock, a teacher at the Citizens of the World Charter School in Los Angeles, created the new lesson plan for her class after watching the Brett Kavanaugh hearings and hearing recent news within the #MeToo movement.
“Whenever I get frustrated about the state of our country, it inspires me to proactively teach my kids to DO BETTER,” she wrote. “Role playing is a great way to reinforce these skills, but they MUST be taught explicitly!”
Kleinrock said she created the chart to better explain what 'consent' means to young children, usually ages 8 or 9.
“We are not talking about sexual abuse — we are talking about consent," Kleinrock said. "I think sometimes people have a difficult time with the subject because of the connection between consent and sex. But my goal is to teach about appropriate behavior.”
Kleinrock added that she shares her lessons of consent on social media in hopes that her message will be able to reach even more young people. But some parents at the school were concerned that Kleinrock's lessons were too "sexual" for the young students...
“The school is very supportive of my lessons,” Kleinrock said. “Social conduct is very important to the school’s policy, as well as teaching inclusion and diversity. They make sure that we teach this equally to subjects like math or writing.”
“If you teach anything in isolation, chances are the students will not retain the information,” she told CNN. “So I will continue to build on the lesson."
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