Session 3: Looking Toward Tomorrow Part of Riddle and Mystery Downloading This Session You can download this session, save it on your computer, edit it, and print it. Download the entire session: Regular Version (Word) or Paper-Saving Version (Word). Save the file as a Word document (not as a Web page) with a name ending with ".doc", readable by most word processors. In Word, add page numbers by choosing Insert > Page Numbers. Narrow the margins by choosing File > Page Setup (try 0.75 inch margins on all sides). In This Section Introduction From Riddle and Mystery I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done. — Rachel Carson Big Question: Where are we going? The past: Where do... Session-at-a-Glance From Riddle and Mystery Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Questions about Tomorrow 10 Activity 2: Story — Rachel Carson Shapes Tomorrow 8 Activity 3: WCUU — The GUPUS... Spiritual Preparation From Riddle and Mystery Carve out a meditative moment for yourself. Relax. Take several deep breaths.... Opening From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers and tape Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound... Activity 1: Questions about Tomorrow From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Leader Resource 1, Questions about Tomorrow Two white and two yellow index... Activity 2: Story - Rachel Carson Shapes Tomorrow From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 8 minutes Materials for Activity A copy of the story "Rachel Carson Shapes Tomorrow" Preparation for Activity Read the story and print it... Activity 3: WCUU - The GUPUS Group From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 17 minutes Materials for Activity Microphone(s), video camera(s) and tripod(s), real or simulated For studio set Backdrop made in Session... Activity 4: WIT Time - Controlling Our Lives From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity One hundred pennies or other items for each participant Handout 2, Controlling the Future Preparation f... Closing From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 3 minutes Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Newsprint, markers and tape Bell, tingsha chimes or other sound... Leader Reflection and Planning From Riddle and Mystery Meet with your co-leaders after the session to reflect on it. How was your mix of discussion and action?... Faith In Action: Action of the Month From Riddle and Mystery Materials for Activity Computer with Internet connection Preparation for Activity Go to the website for Bagala Beads. If the meeting space for sessions... Alternate Activity 1: Notable Thoughts From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Bag or box containing participants’ Big Questions notebooks (see Session 1, Alternate Activity 1, Notabl... Alternate Activity 2: Song - O What a Piece of Work Are We From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Copy(ies) of the Unitarian Universalist hymnbook, Singing the Living Tradition Preparation for Activity... Alternate Activity 3: Challenge Question From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 5 minutes Materials for Activity Optional: Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity Optional: Write the challenge question on... Alternate Activity 4: Utopian Mural From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 20 minutes Materials for Activity Mural paper and masking tape Color markers, oil pastels, paints and brushes or other drawing implements... Alternate Activity 5: Making Decisions From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 15 minutes Materials for Activity Handout 3, Decisions, Decisions Pencils/pens Optional: Clipboards Preparation for Activity Copy Handout... Alternate Activity 6: Creating a Cosmic Story From Riddle and Mystery Activity time: 10 minutes Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Leader Resource 3, Story Starter Lines Preparation for Activity Print out... Taking It Home From Riddle and Mystery I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done. — Rachel Carson Talk about the quote. Is it true? Does every single... Rachel Carson Shapes Tomorrow From Riddle and Mystery "Better Living through Chemistry." This was the motto of one of America's leading corporations in the 1950s. Chemicals could make better clothing. Handout 1: Today's Big Question From Riddle and Mystery To the Kid for the Day: You have two jobs. The first is getting your group excited about hearing today's Big Question. The second is announcing the... Handout 2: Controlling the Future From Riddle and Mystery Think about the following human age categories. How much control do you have in each one to help shape your own life and the future of the world?... Handout 3: Decisions, Decisions From Riddle and Mystery Here are 10 decisions you might have to make at some point in your life. Underline the ones you think are important or very important.... Leader Resource 1: Questions about Tomorrow From Riddle and Mystery 1. The human effect is more important than the butterfly effect. 2. Humans have more control over what happens tomorrow than God does. (Leader: If you... Leader Resource 2: WCUU Script From Riddle and Mystery To the Anchor: Today's WCUU program talks about where Unitarian Universalists think we (the world and universe) should go.... Leader Resource 3: Story Starter Lines From Riddle and Mystery I was walking along the sidewalk minding my own business when I stepped on a wad of old chewing gum. My foot kept moving but my shoe . . .... Find Out More From Riddle and Mystery Rachel Carson Online, find more information and links to other resources about Rachel Carson and her works, ideas and impact. Humanism HUUmanists"Reason... PREVIOUS: Find Out More UP: Riddle and Mystery NEXT: Introduction Download all of Riddle and Mystery (Word) (PDF) to edit or print.