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2017 - 2018 RE Curriculum
Pre-school class will be using the "Rainbow Connection" curriculum that uses storybooks for preschoolers to discuss the values inherent in the Principles and UUism.
Kindergarten and First Grade will share "World of Wonder". This class program delves deep into our Unitarian Universalist Seventh Principle. It instills respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part, and appreciation of its beauty, excitement, and mystery.
Second and Third Grade will discuss "Moral Tales" and learn about the spiritual and ethical tools to make wise choices and take action that reflect their UU values.
Fourth and Fifth Grade will be using a new curriculum "UU Harry Potter". These books offer important moral and social values for children guiding them toward making the right choices. The curriculum will use fun wizarding activities as the basis for discussion about values, social action and the seven principles. The class will also learn and work on seven real world social action projects, referred to as “Horcruxes.” Harry Potter Fans this is for YOU.
Sixth and Seventh Grade will be using "Traditions in a Wink" that teaches an understanding of UU faith that can replace the vague “anything we want to” statement with: “We come from a long tradition of questioning and searching. We come from a long tradition of loving kindness and good works.” Teachers will be sharing powerful stories of UU hope as the young teens begin to shape their faith.
Eighth Grade will be engaging in the "OWL (Our Whole Lives)" class. Teachers will help young teens make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It helps to clarify the values of the youth and build their interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional and social aspects of sexuality.
Ninth through Twelth Grade aka YRUU will use the "Be the Change" curriculum that engages the youth in conversations about racism and social justice issues. This will be inter-changed with the variety of other self-lead topics they discuss. The group usually attends one CON (a regional-wide retreat), a ski trip (if there is snow), conduct a Lock-In, and plans a worship service for the congregation in the spring.