Session 14: Doing Your Good Side Part of Amazing Grace In This Section Introduction From Amazing Grace Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. — Mark Twain Session 13 discussed ethical and character conflict in terms of two... Session-at-a-Glance From Amazing Grace ACTIVITY MINUTES Opening 5 Activity 1: Good Sides, Bad Sides 5 Activity 2: Story – The Honorable Joha, Mula Nasruddin Hodja, and the Famous Donkey Story... Spiritual Preparation From Amazing Grace In the days before you present this session, explore your own two sides. Can you identify them? How do you keep yourself on the virtuous, rightful paths... Opening From Amazing Grace Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Conundrum Corner poster/banner A small mirror Chalice and matches Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape... Activity 1: Good Sides, Bad Sides From Amazing Grace Activity time: 5 minutes Description of Activity Introduce the session by giving its title, "Doing Your Good Side." Say that when you talked about showi... Activity 2: Story - The Honorable Joha, Mula Nasruddin Hodja, and the Famous Donkey Story From Amazing Grace Activity time: 7 minutes Materials for Activity Story 1, "The Honorable Joha, Mula Nasruddin Hodja, and the Donkey Story" Preparation for Activity Read ... Activity 3: Ethics Play From Amazing Grace Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Two dice (extra large, if possible) of different colors Ethics Play role nametags Ethics Play Scenarios... Activity 4: Ethics Obstacle Course From Amazing Grace Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Modeling or polymer clay Pipe cleaners Sheet of poster board or cardboard for each small group Assorted... Activity 5: Five Phrases From Amazing Grace Activity time: 5 minutes Description of Activity Lead a brief discussion based on the meaning of five phrases commonly used to describe a person's... Closing From Amazing Grace Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Copies of Taking It Home, one for each participant Preparation for Activity Create a handout from Taking... Leader Reflection and Planning From Amazing Grace Meet with your co-leaders after the session to reflect on how it went. How was your mix of discussion and action? Have you successfully found ways to... Faith In Action: Your Own Good Side From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity 11" x 14" sheet of paper for each youth Washable markers Preparation for Activity Prepare tabletops or... Alternate Activity 1: Evolutionary Morality From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Acquaint yourself with the basic idea that morality has developed through evolution. Description of... Alternate Activity 2: Temper Tantrums From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Description of Activity This activity invites youth to burn off some physical steam by silently demonstrating a temper tantrum... Alternate Activity 3: Ethics GPS From Amazing Grace Activity time: 10 minutes Preparation for Activity Decide whether to do this activity in a full group or in smaller groups. Description of Activity Ask... Taking It Home From Amazing Grace Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. — Mark Twain IN TODAY’S SESSION… We talked about our good sides and our bad... The Honorable Joha, Mula Nasruddin Hodja, and the Famous Donkey Story Sarah Conover , Freda Crane From Amazing Grace Retold by Sarah Conover and Freda Crane.... Find Out More From Amazing Grace Haidt, Jonathan. The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom (New York: Basic Books, 2006). A book that explores the evolutionary... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Amazing Grace NEXT: Introduction Amazing Grace is under revision. Please check back soon to download the entire curriculum as a Word document or PDF.