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Session 7: Democratic Process (Chalk)

Session 7: Democratic Process (Chalk)
Session 7: Democratic Process (Chalk)

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  • The price of the democratic way of life is a growing appreciation of people's differences, not merely as tolerable, but as the essence of a...
  • ACTIVITY MINUTES Welcoming and Entering Opening 10 Activity 1: Story — Olympia Brown — A Voice and a Vote 10 Activity 2: Cloak and Dagger...
  • 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 Newsprint, markers, and tape Optional: A chalkboard and chalk Dark paper, light-colored chalk, and containers for "...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice candle or LED/battery-operated candle Lighter and extinguisher, if needed Newsprint, markers, and tape...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story, " Olympia Brown - A Voice and a Vote " Preparation for Activity Read the story and prepare to...
  • Materials for Activity Index cards for all participants Optional: One or more sets of the board game, Apples to Apples (five players per...
  • Materials for Activity Pieces of pottery (such as from smashed-up clay flower pots), large enough to write a name on, for all participants...
  • Materials for Activity Optional: Newsprint, markers, and tape Sheets of green, red, and yellow construction paper and scissors Optional:...
  • Materials for Activity Tool of the Day - a piece of chalk Chalice and candle Safety matches and long fireplace matches Small dish for spent...
  • 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 One idea that has caught on is a "Take Your Child to Vote" Day. If you are near an election time, consider the...
  • The price of the democratic way of life is a growing appreciation of people's differences, not merely as tolerable, but as the essence of a...
  • By Polly Peterson
    Read or tell the story. A farm wagon bumped along through the Kansas prairie, under a blazing August sun. Next to the wagon’s driver sat a...
  • Excerpted from an online Wikipedia article, "Ostracism," accessed April 4, 2008. A Wikipedia article on ostracism in ancient Athens...
  • Children, Democracy and Unitarian Universalist Faith Read an essay by Tracey L. Hurd . She writes, in part: Whether active or passive, we'...

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