4th-5th Grades "YELLOW" group - 9:00 a.m.
Beginning September 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Spirit of Adventure
by Kate Tweedie Erslev
This curriculum teaches UU identity without the usual arts and crafts projects. The author incorporates different kinds of learning, the learning from physical movement and the learning from challenge and adventure. Activities include dissecting a computer, building cantilevered architecture using graham crackers, interviewing a sports coach, eating smoked oysters, and singing Jingle Bells in “dog language”! There are also circus arts, an Animal Blessing, and a Popcorn Sale. There are lots of activities to interest active learners.
Topics like sports are seen as a valuable way to translate our Purposes and Principles for children. Good sportsmanship and teamwork offer important parallels to the UU way of being in the world.
Sample Lesson titles:
Sports - Lessons for Life
Medicine - Learn First Aid
Food - Fannie Farmer, Unitarian "Domestic Scientist"
Food - Doggy Treats & Henry Bergh, Unitarian founder of the ASPCA
Winter Holidays - Unitarian Charles Dickens
Science - A Take Apart Party, Tim Berners-Lee
Science - Inventions, Alexander Graham Bell
Building - Frank Lloyd Wright, harmony with nature.
Exploring -- Try Something New! Viljhamur Stefansson
Web of Life -- P.T.Barnum, Universalist
Find out more: http://www.uure.com/spirit.html