Eco-Justice Ministries
   Eco-Justice: "the well-being of all humankind on a thriving Earth"

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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
Earthcare for Children: A First Day School Curriculum

This is the brief report format.
More detailed reports are also available for this title.

Short Description:   The curriculum contains 13 chapters for "teaching first day school as a growth experience."
Long Description:   Some of the chapters include: Awe & Wonder, Earth Is Our Home, Earth Is Alive, Nurturing the Helpless, Interrelatedness, and many others. Each chapter contains meditations, songs, readings, discussions, hands-on activities, and much more.

The book also contains a resource section for songs, other books, and non-book references.

Reviewed by:   Teri Pigeau, a pastor from Ontario, Canada

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   Sandra Moon Farley, Diana Gail Elgy and Thomas Baxter Farley; a publication of the Friends Committee on Unity with Nature
Publisher:   Quaker Earthcare Witness
Publication date:   1998, revised 2007 Website for this resource:
We know of 2 sources for purchasing this resource.
Source #1:  
Address Quaker Books of FGC
1216 Arch St, Suite 2B
Philadelphia, PA   19107  
Phone 800-966-4556   215-561-1700 Fax  
Website E-mail  
Price $19.95  Order #  
Source #2:  
Address Quaker Earthcare Witness
(Friends Committee on Unity with Nature)
173-B N. Prospect St.
Burlington, VT   15401-1607  
Phone 802-658-0308   Fax  
Website E-mail  
Price $15.00  Order #  

Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels  Preschool     Primary     Jr. High    Sr. High    Adult
NOTE: Our reviewer may have checked a wider age range than specified in the curriculum itself.
Normal number/length of sessions If the curriculum's normal lesson plan is followed, there will be 44 class sessions each lasting about 40 minutes
In the judgement of the reviewer:
 it is not reasonable to plan for a single, self-contained class session from these materials.
 using these materials, a class can be offered that runs for at least two sessions.
Target audience:
 Interfaith - addressed people of many faiths
 Judeo-Christian - addressed to Jews & Christians
 Christian - addressed explicitly to Christians
 Not explicity faith-based - not much religious content
Note: The reviewer says that this curriculum is especially appropriate for members of the denomination or agency that developed it (Society of Friends (Quaker)). For example, it may explore a denominational policy statement. The reviewer also believes that it is possible for groups outside that tradition to make good use these materials.

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