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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
God's Renewed Creation: Call to Hope and Action

This is the general report format.

Eco-Justice Ministries has seen this resource, but a full review is still pending.
The information here is from our staff's initial examination of the materials.

Short Description:   The study guide is designed to support the 2009 pastoral letter from the United Methodist Bishops.
Long Description:   The 2009 pastoral letter addresses three interconnected threats: pandemic poverty and disease; environmental degradation; and the proliferation of weapons and violence. The study guide uses the pastoral letter and its supporting documents to help participants look at their congregations and communities, and to take actions that contribute to a healthier and more peaceful planet.

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church
Publisher:   United Methodist Church
Publication date:   2010 Website for this resource:   hopeandaction.org/main/resources/study-guides/

Target Audience & Course Sessions
Age levels Preschool     Primary    Jr. High    Sr. High     Adult
The reviewer specifies:   There is a brief section for teachers of children
NOTE: Our reviewer may have checked a wider age range than specified in the curriculum itself.
Optimum class size The reviewer did not comment - assume 10-20 
Normal number/length of sessions If the curriculum's normal lesson plan is followed, there will be 6 class sessions each lasting about 90minutes
Are suggestions included for expanding/contracting the series? The materials do not provide specific suggestions.  
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.
Are learners expected to do homework? The reviewer did not describe any homework  
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 (United Methodist Church). 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.

Materials provided
Materials include:
 Leader's guide
 Student book
 Discussion questions
 Class activities - arts & crafts
 Class activities - group participation 
 Video
 Reading materials
 Presentation or lecture notes
 Prayer or worship resources
The reviewer did not report this information 
Other materials required:none specified
Description of the Leader's Guide:There is no guide, or no description was provided
Description of the Student's Book:There is no guide, or no description was provided


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