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In "Love Will Guide Us," a Tapestry of Faith program
Our Unitarian Universalist beliefs come from the use of reason and the discoveries of science.
Gather participants at work tables. Invite them each to decorate a Source Star to take home and share with their family. You might suggest they draw something they learned about astronomy, the planets, or the sky. As children work, attach one star that says "We learn from Reason and Science" to the Night Sky.
When children are done, gather them in a circle. Say, in your own words:
Today we learned how Unitarian Universalists use reason and the discoveries of science to learn about our world and get closer to the world's mystery. We learned how Cecilia Payne did that, and became the world's first astronomer.
If you wish to sing "Our Sources," distribute Session 1, Handout 3 or indicate the newsprint where you have posted the lyrics. Teach/lead the song, with a musical volunteer if you have invited someone to help. You might play the music clip of "Our Sources" for the children to sing along.
Distribute Taking It Home and thank participants.
Save the Night Sky display and the handouts/newsprint to use next time.
At this age, children have a wide range of reading ability. Do not put individual children on the spot to read aloud.
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Last updated on Monday, October 20, 2014.
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