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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
Connecting with the Earth

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Short Description:   Sessions are based on Canada´s geographical features: woodlands, prairies, oceans, lakes, rivers, and the Arctic. Helps participants develop a more spiritual relationship with the world around them. 4-8 sessions, 1-1.5 hours, and an intergenerational service. Canadian emphasis, materials for four groups: primary, junior, youth and adult. Published in 1993 by Canadian Unitarian Council (CUC), phone 416-489-4121, email info@cuc.ca - Available from the CUC. $15 CAD
Long Description:   Goals for Participants: To feel gratitude, awe, wonder, and respect for the land and nature´s bounty; To appreciate their spiritual connection with nature; To develop an understanding of the wholeness and mystery of life; To gain an awareness of the communion of living and non-living components of the earth community; To understand and practice the sustaining use of natural resources. Reviewed on November 10, 1999 Available From: Free Spirit Literature, PO Box 415 RPO Corydon, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 3V3, Canada. Phone (800) 759-4889 Space Requirements A medium-sized room for each age group, and a larger space for the joint centering activity and closing intergenerational worship. Many activities are best done outdoors. Some sessions include cooking activities. Limitations - Uses stories and songs that may be too sophisticated for the youngest participants. Adaptability - This program is designed for small, multi-age groups, but may be adapted by experienced leaders for larger groups with members of a similar age. Inexperienced leaders, and those new to Unitarian Universalism, find this program especially accessible and easy to teach. Unitarian Universalist Values The values expressed in the 7 Principles are an integral part of this curriculum.

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   Martha Nabatian
Publisher:   Canadian Unitarian Council
Publication date:   1993 Website for this resource:   www.uua.org/re/currmap/curriculum.php?CurrID=9

Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool     Primary     Jr. High     Sr. High     Adult
The reviewer specifies:   Some activities may be used intergenerationally.
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 4 to 8 class sessions each lasting about 1 to 1.5 hours
From what we have heard:
 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
  The reviewer did not identify a target audience
Note: The reviewer says that this curriculum is especially appropriate for members of the denomination or agency that developed it (Unitarian Universalist Values). 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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