Curricular Resources for Children
Tapestry of Faith
Embodying a faith development focus for our congregations, Tapestry of Faith is a series of programs and resources for all ages that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love.
Sexuality Education Resource for Young Children
- It's Not the Stork! A Book About Girls, Boys, Babies, Bodies, Families, and Friends. Available through the UUA Bookstore.
From author Robie Harris and illustrator Michael Emberley, the award-winning team behind It's Perfectly Normal and It's So Amazing! comes a book for younger children about where babies come from and what makes them a girl or a boy. It's Not the Stork! answers young children's straightforward, simple, and, at the same time, often profound questions about their bodies, gender, and how they were made. Even their simplest questions such as “Where did I come from?" are complicated and can be difficult to answer. It's Not the Stork! answers these questions with honest, clear, and reassuring language that is comfortable for young children and adults alike.
Peace Corps Curricular Resources
Peace Corps offers sessions plans, lovely narratives written by Peace Corps volunteers and other resources from its “Worldwise Schools,” section. It is an excellent site for child-appropriate, internationally focused stories and programs.
- Session Plan: “Enough to make your head spin.” Nonverbal communication (grades 3-5 and 6-8). As with most sessions it includes a central story written as a peace corps volunteer's reflection online and ready for use.
- Session Plan: “How Two Cultures Differ: Two Different Perspectives on the Same Event.” Running (grades 6-8). Participants explore how the same event can have different meanings depending on who engages in the event and the cultural context of interpretation.
Science Resources & Experiments from Exploratorium
The Exploratorium offers excellent science experiments, resources and activities that can offer some good curricular additions or alternatives.
Wisdom Stories Resources
There's nothing like a good story. But finding stories can take a lot of time. While we have yet to find the perfect story site, the following sites offer stories organized in manners that make them searchable.
- Story-telling site with some good wisdom tales
- Aesops Tales
- Generosity of Spirit, Myths and Folktales: stories organized by character traits
- Folklink: folk and fairy tale site offers many other email sites for classic folk stories
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Last updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
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