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Introduction, Session 11: Touching All

In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe. — John Muir

Big Question: How am I connected with everything else?

Sixth graders stand at the brink of adolescence, finding new relationships, new challenges and a new sense of the self's place in the universe. This session makes the conceptual UU "interconnected web of all existence" concrete and meaningful for them. The youth consider their place in the many spheres that comprise their expanding lives. They learn about Henry Bergh, founder of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, a Unitarian who created a new way for humans to connect respectfully with other species. A Faith in Action activity focused on animal welfare invites sixth graders to make a tangible connection on the web of life. In WCUU, youth consider that being well-connected means accepting responsible membership in community. The final activity asks youth to express their ideas about connection on a tee shirt design.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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