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Session 2: Questioning (Magnifying Glass)

Session 2: Questioning (Magnifying Glass)
Session 2: Questioning (Magnifying Glass)

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  • Question everything! — Maria Mitchell (1818-1889), Unitarian, astronomer The magnifying glass symbolizes questioning and looking deeper...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — The Stargazer Who Discovered a Comet 10 Activity 2: "Have You Ever...
  • Take a moment and let your body and mind settle. If you are comfortable doing so, spend a few moments in peaceful meditation. In...
  • Materials for Activity Copies of Handout 1, Star-Stuff Word Search, and pencils, for all participants Preparation for Activity Photocopy...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape Tool...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " The Stargazer Who Discovered a Comet " Preparation for Activity Read and prepare to tell the...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of Leader Resource 1, " Have You Ever . . .?" Questions Preparation for Activity The game, Have You Ever...
  • Preparation for Activity You may like to read Bernie DeKoven's website for a description of how he invented this singing game. Description...
  • Materials for Activity Magnifying glasses for participants to share For Sun Bursts. Latex balloons, enough for all participants plus some...
  • Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - a magnifying glass Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Safety matches and long fireplace...
  • Reflect on these questions and discuss them with your co-leaders: How do we feel about today's session? What parts of the session worked...
  • Description of Activity Use a Faith in Action activity to engage the children in exploring why there is a continuing need for questioning,...
  • Question everything! — Maria Mitchell (1818-1889), Unitarian, astronomer IN TODAY'S SESSION... The magnifying glass symbolizes questioning...
  • From "The Stargazer Who Discovered a Comet" in The UU Kids Book by Anne Fields and Charlene Brotman (Biddeford, Maine: Brotman-Marshfield,...
  • From The Kids' Book of Awesome Stuff by Charlene Brotman, illustrated by Jeila Gueramian (Biddeford, Maine: Brotman-Marshfield Curriculums...
  • Adapt this list of suggested "Have You Ever . . .?" items for the group, the setting, and the program goals. Have you ever climbed using...
  • Maria Mitchell Learn more about Maria Mitchell on Wikipedia or read her biography at the Vassar Encyclopedia website. A site search of the...

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