Public School ‘Climate’ Curriculum: ‘Emotions’ Should Outweigh ‘Rational Thinking’

The new public school “climate” curriculum for Washington state instructs teachers to focus on “emotions” rather than “rational thinking,” lesson plans show.

The new “woke” lesson plans were revealed in a five-part curriculum plan released by The Washington state Department of Health.

The health department claims the new curriculum aims to help students learn the “intersections of biological, societal, and environmental issues.”

In the second phase of the curriculum, “Climate Change & Pregnancy,” educators and students are told to “pay attention” to their emotions.

“For too long” science has caused “rational thinking” to be prioritized, the health department laments.

“As teachers and students consider the impacts of climate change, we should be mindful of the emotional dimensions of the human experience,” the curriculum stated.

“For too long, science and science education have prioritized my rational thinking.

“As we delve more deeply into the impacts of climate change using the [Washington Tracking Network] data and the practices of the Next Generation Science Standards, we must learn to pay attention to our own emotions and those of other people.”

The curriculum notes that emotions “signal alignment or discord between cultural values and technical assertions” and that failing to acknowledge emotions reflects “arrogance.”

Ignoring emotions can also “weaken important relationships for getting things done,” the climate change curriculum noted.

The curriculum continues by asking students to consider “sexism in science” which includes “subtle discussion dynamics” and “abuse of power.”

Students are asked to raise their hand if they have experienced any sexism such as “eye-rolling and jokes” or someone being “unwilling to learn about issues important to women.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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