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Session 7: Let's Talk

Session 7: Let's Talk
Session 7: Let's Talk

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  • Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides. — Rita Mae Brown, author and activist Language is a city to the building of which...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Create Your Own Language and Gesture 5 Activity 2: Story — The Curse of Babel 5 Activity 3: Story —...
  • Find a place where you can be quiet with your thoughts. Make yourself comfortable; light a candle to mark the time as different from your...
  • Materials for Activity Chalice or LED/battery-operated candle Large, round mirror to hold the chalice Reflective materials, such as beads...
  • Materials for Activity Slips of paper for all participants (Leader Resource 1, Friends Phrases ) Basket Pencils Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " The Curse of Babel " A bell, chime, rain stick or other musical noisemaker Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " The Day of Pentecost " A bell, chime, rain stick or other musical noisemaker Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Slips of paper from Activity 1, Create Your Own Language and Gesture Leader Resource 1, Friends Phrases Preparation...
  • Materials for Activity List or display of ways to write, say and gesture "welcome" Newsprint, markers and tape Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity List or display of ways to write, say and gesture "welcome" (see Activity 5, Way to Communicate a Welcome) All...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Taking It Home handout Optional: A copy of Session 1, Leader Resource 2, Namaste...
  • Reflect on and discuss with your co-leader(s): How did the timing go today? What might we do to make it work better? What worked well? What...
  • Materials for Activity Handout 1, Let's Talk... and Listen Preparation for Activity Photocopy the handout for all participants. Description...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Enough to Make Your Head Spin " Preparation for Activity Read the story. Description of...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Optional: Paper and pencils Preparation for Activity On newsprint, list these activities...
  • Materials for Activity Music in languages other than English, Spanish or French and appropriate music player(s) Optional: Lyrics to simple...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Handout 2, Morse Code and Pig Latin Preparation for Activity Write the words to "Spirit...
  • Language exerts hidden power, like the moon on the tides. — Rita Mae Brown, author and activist Language is a city to the building of which...
  • Adapted from Hebrew scripture, Genesis 11:1-9. Tell the group this story comes from Hebrew scripture. In this bible story, God is a...
  • By Robert M. Hardies
    Adapted from a June 6, 2004, sermon delivered at All Souls Church, Unitarian, Washington, DC. Used with permission. Tell the group this...
  • By Elizabeth (Vernon) Kelley, published on the U.S. Peace Corps Coverdell World Wise Schools website. Used with permission. "I'll have...
  • Make a promise to do at least one of these activities before the next time Windows and Mirrors meets. Be prepared to tell the group what...
  • Morse Code Samuel F.B. Morse, a Unitarian, in the 1840s invented a code to use with electric telegraph machines. Morse code uses sound to...
  • Cut so each phrase is on a separate slip of paper. Let's be friends. Can we be friends? I want to be your friend. We are friends. My friend...
  • American Sign Language Many non-hearing people use American Sign Language to communicate. It is its own language; it is not a literal...

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