Elementary Program - Our Values and our Sources
First to Second Grade ⋅ Picture Book Bible Tales and World Religion
Children of this age are still wildly interested in learning through story. They’ll be exploring tales from the Jewish and Christian bibles, as well as some central stories of Buddhism, Hinduism, Native American cultures, and more. Each day will include fun activities and teachable moments that introduce topics through popular children’s books. The goals of this program are to inspire exploration, questioning, social action, and appreciation for ourselves and others.
- 9:00 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m.
Third-Fifth Grade · Holidays and Holy Days
Holidays are a natural, age-old vehicle of religious socialization. Their festivities tell a story which children absorb with delight, through experiences far more than through words. Decorations, colors, costumes, dances, lights, songs, foods, festivities, gifts, excitements, pageantry, solemnity, ceremony, and ritual. These are the components from which tradition is woven, that memories, beliefs, values, fears, hopes, and reverences are transmitted. Of course, as each of these special days is celebrated in our classroom, the correlation will be made to our own beliefs and Unitarian Universalists.
This is a favorite curriculum for both teachers and kids!
- 9:00 a.m. Third-Fourth grade
- 11:00 a.m. Third-Fifth grade
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Lillian Schley, Religious Education Administrative Assistant