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Eco-Curriculum Review for the title
Burst: Green Church

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Short Description:   Burst: Green Church deals with care for creation and environmental stewardship. It teaches youth that caring for the environment -- reducing waste, using less water and energy, making responsible use of resources, and so on -- is an act of faith.
Reviewed by:   Emily Williams, Episcopal director of Christian Ed and Youth Ministry, Grand Island, Nebraska

Bibliographic & Purchasing Information
Author:   Tim Gossett
Publisher:   Abingdon Press
Publication date:   2010 Website for this resource:   www.cokesbury.com/forms/ProductDetail.aspx?pid=828814
We know of 1 source for purchasing this resource.
Address Cokesbury
201 Eighth Ave, South
Nashville, TN   37203-3919  
Phone 800-409-5346   Fax  
Website /www.cokesbury.com E-mail cokes_serv@cokesbury.com  
Price 5 student books $7.50; Leader book $10.00  Order # 9781426706226 

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.
Optimum class size Some activities require at least 4 participants 
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
Are suggestions included for expanding/contracting the series? There are some options on days that require going off-site to field trips. Addition time is needed for driving to those locations.  
In the judgement of the reviewer:
 using these materials, or even just one session from them, a reasonable, coherent and self-contained class can be offered in a single session of about an hour.
 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). 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
 

Other supportive materials provided: web-site: burst.abingdonyouth.com
Other materials required:using the website.
Description of the Leader's Guide:See answers in other sections.
Description of the Student's Book:This book is not labeled as a student guide. Please make sure that you are clear with your students as to it´s use.


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