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Ferguson lesson plan

Now online: my lesson plan for the first anniversary of the shooting of Michael Brown. This lesson plan is designed for liberal religious kids, in a mixed group including gr. K-8 (mostly K-5). The emphasis is on: a. sorting through truth claims, a good liberal religious skill worth exercising; and b. the liberation theology perspective that we should privilege the viewpoint of the poor and disenfranchised.

Link to lesson plan.

From Long Ago v.1.2

From Long Ago v.1.2, lesson plans based on stories in the book From Long Ago and Many Lands by Sophia Fahs, is now completely online and can be viewed here.

These lesson plans were field tested at the UU Church of Palo Alto (UUCPA) in 2010-2012. The curriculum as a whole has now been incorporated into the regular rotation at UUCPA. Teacher feedback has been reasonably good. However, the long term plan (2-3 years out) is to update the stories, e.g., to remove gender-specific language where appropriate, etc.

Your feedback about this curriculum is welcome in the comments to this post.

Greek Myths v.0.2

Greek Myths v.0.2 is now up on this site, and may be viewed online here.

Tessa and I are still working on compiling the stories that will form the basis for this curriculum. Lesson plans probably won’t be done until the end of the summer. Nevertheless, I’m posting what we have now to show the direction we’re headed in.

Feel free to leave feedback about this work in progress in the comments of this post.

Beginnings v.1.1

Beginnings v.1.1 is now up here.

This 8 week curriculum for upper elementary grades has offered as a part of the regular curriculum at the UU Church of Palo Alto twice now. Teacher feedback is good: lesson plans seem easy to follow, there’s enough depth to the content to keep both teachers and kids engaged and interested.

Feel free to use the comments on this post to provide feedback.