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In "Riddle and Mystery," a Tapestry of Faith program
This WCUU broadcast has four parts and involves all the youth on-camera. The parts will flow easily as the Anchor and Director, following the script, guide the participants. Here is an overview:
Part 1. Some youth will form a "youth chalice" based on the human chalice they made in Activity 3, WIT Time — Human Chalice.
Part 2. Individual youth, in turn, do two things on camera: (1) Read a statement about Unitarian Universalism and (2) share any personal responses they have to today's Big Question: "What does Unitarian Universalism mean to me?"
Part 3. A co-leader joins the youth on camera, distributes lifetime WCUU press passes and announces a special end-of-program snack.
Part 4. Anchor and NUUs Analyst close the show while the group enjoys the snack.
Explain the roles in this WCUU broadcast: two On-Air People (Anchor and NUUs Analyst), youth who will make a human youth chalice and a Studio Crew. Tell the group:
Unlike our other WCUU broadcasts, today everyone including at least one leader will also have a speaking part—you will find out what these are in a moment.
Assign roles. You might offer the Kid for the Day a chance to be the Anchor or NUUs Analyst. The NUUs Analyst should be someone who is also willing to be part of a human youth chalice. Determine who will make the human youth chalice(s) and explain where they will do it—a space well clear of video equipment.
Show the group where you have posted the instructions that tell individuals what to say when they are on camera. Show everyone the basket filled with slips of paper from Leader Resource 2, About Unitarian Universalism. Explain that they will choose a slip of paper from the basket and read aloud the statement on it. Then, they may say a response of their own to today's Big Question ("What does Unitarian Universalism mean to me?").
Suggest they each take a moment to plan what they might say. If the group did Alternate Activity 6, School Bus Talks, remind them of some phrases they used.
Distribute scripts to all who will need them. Engage the Director and the Anchor to determine where the human chalice will be and how youth will line up to take their turns on camera.
Make sure the Anchor has the basket of slips of paper and the on-air co-leader has the Lifetime WCUU Press Passes.
Tell the group when the show should end to keep the session on schedule; assign a Studio Crew member (Director or Floor Director) to watch the time.
Begin the broadcast.
Afterward, ask participants how it went. Suggest they keep their lifetime WCUU press pass someplace where it will remind them of their Unitarian Universalist connections and how our faith helps us each approach big questions.
Ask youth to put aside any remaining snack and gather for the Closing.
Use your knowledge of each youth's capabilities to gently make sure everyone is comfortable with and ready for their on-camera role. Offer to help prepare any youth who have reading, vision or other limitations. Have all the youth choose a slip of paper from the basket before beginning the broadcast so anyone who needs extra time or help can have it. If someone cannot move easily to a position in front of the camera, plan to move the camera instead of the participants. Let anyone who wishes "pass" on being on camera.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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