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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
To Serve and Guard the Earth: God痴 Creation Story and Our Environmental Concern

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Short Description:   To Serve and Guard the Earth is a practical parish or small-group resource suitable for High School groups and Adults that connects the growing Christian environmental concern with the theology of creation in Genesis.
Long Description:   To Serve and Guard the Earth is a practical parish or small-group resource suitable for High School groups and Adults that connects the growing Christian environmental concern with the theology of creation in Genesis (its 6 sessions make it also suitable for Lenten use). It not only provides the participants with a greater understanding of the scriptural accounts of creation and the environmental problems facing us today, but also encourages the participants to make practical applications to change their everyday lives and enhance important environmental values.

The resource is divided into six sessions related to the 7 days of creation (session 2 combines Genesis days 2 and 4) and environmental concerns related to the days.

  • Session 1: Day 1末Light / energy consumption, outdoor light pollution
  • Session 2: Days 2/4末Sea & Sky / potable water, air pollution, climate change
  • Session 3: Day 3末Land & Plants / deforestation, industrialization, waste management
  • Session 4: Day 5末Birds & Fish/ habitat destruction, species extinction
  • Session 5: Day 6末Land Creatures / consumption & greed, human disparity, overpopulation
  • Session 6: Day 7末Rest & Reflection / being content with life, the importance of rest
Reviewed by:   Scott Crane, Certified Christian Educator in the PC(USA), from Oregon

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   Beth Bojarski
Publisher:   Morehouse Education Resources
Publication date:   2010 Website for this resource:   www.churchpublishing.org/toserveandguardtheearth
We know of 1 source for purchasing this resource.
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Price $49.95 - downloadable with permission to reproduce  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 6 class sessions each lasting about one 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


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