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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
Let There Be ... Stuff?

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Short Description:   A six-session curriculum that helps Christian teenagers explore the relationship between their consumption, their faith, and the health of the planet.
Long Description:   The curriculum is based on The Story of Stuff, a 20-minute web film that takes viewers on a provocative and eye-opening tour of the environmental and human costs of US consumer culture - tracking where our stuff comes from and where it goes when we throw it away. Over 10 million people worldwide have viewed the film, making it one of the most widely viewed environmental-themed short films ever. Let There Be ... Stuff? is designed for confirmation classes, bar and bat mitzvah classes, and ongoing youth group and teen programs at churches and synagogues. The six sessions are each designed to last an hour, with extensive resources and guidance for adult leaders.
Reviewed by:   Rev. Susan Gilpin, from Falmouth, Maine, with an MA in teaching

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   GreenFaith
Publisher:   GreenFaith and Story of Stuff Project
Publication date:   2010 Website for this resource:

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 6 class sessions each lasting about 1 hour
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 (GreenFaith). 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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