Youth Religious Education
Curriculum for 2015 – 2016 School Year
Preschool: Chalice Children
Chalice Children was written by Kate Tweedie Covey in response to the preschool teachers who wanted more connection to our faith when teaching UU Church School for preschoolers. Chalice Children features: 36 sessions and five alternate sessions, simple UU rhymes and finger-plays and introductions to the sharing circle.
Elementary: Denton the Dragon & Celebrating Rain-forests
Denton the Dragon and Celebrating Rain-forests. We’ll start with Denton and then introduce Celebrating Rain-forests towards the end of September and alternate.
Denton the Dragon was written by UUs Jeff Hutchins and illustrated by Jerry David Pope. The website www.dentonthedragon.com, states: Enjoy these Bubbleland books, pictures, songs, videos, and activities designed to teach universal values to young children, ages 4 to 8. Character education woven into amusing character-driven stories and activities.
Celebrating Rain-forests speaks to the UU 7th principle. Our fragile planet calls us to help children honor and care for it. This program is one answer to the call, and gives children a way to connect to our Earth and be empowered to help make a difference. This is not a study of rain-forests. Instead it is celebration of this important part of our planet. The children will join together to learn more about and celebrate tropical rain-forests through many experiences as they explore rain-forest animals, plant life, people, resources, and ways they can help. Included are stories, special songs, discussions, meditations, and a variety of hands-on activities. (taken from curriculum materials)
Teens: Our Whole Lives (aka OWL)
Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives, a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula for use in both secular settings and faith communities. (taken from UUA.org)