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Workshop 1: Gather the Spirit

Workshop 1: Gather the Spirit
Workshop 1: Gather the Spirit

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  • There's a river of my people and its flow is swift and strong. — Pete Seeger, Unitarian Universalist folk singer and activist This workshop...
  • Activity Minutes Opening 5 Activity 1: Story — Snail Girl, a Navajo Story 15 Activity 2: River Scene 20 Activity 3: Water Charades 10...
  • Take a moment to think about the role of water in our lives. We cannot live without water. We can survive longer without food than without...
  • Materials for Activity Clear bowl to serve as a chalice Cup of water A small, hardy plant (such as a spider plant or shamrock plant)...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Snail Girl, a Navajo Story " Preparation for Activity Familiarize yourself with the story...
  • Materials for Activity A length of blue cloth or a large roll of mural paper, and a means to attach it to a wall and/or work tables Drawing...
  • Materials for Activity Index cards Preparation for Activity Optional: Write individual charade assignments on index cards and set the cards...
  • Preparation for Activity Read Alternate Activity 1, River Poetry. If you have time, you may wish to add it immediately after this...
  • Materials for Activity Taking It Home handout Clear bowl to serve as a chalice A small, hardy plant (such as a spider plant or shamrock...
  • Meet with your co-leaders after the workshop to reflect on it. How was your mix of discussion and action? In the midst of the busy-ness,...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint, markers and tape Information from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Preparation for Activity...
  • Materials for Activity Paper, pencils and (optional) clipboards Preparation for Activity Distribute paper and pencils to participants...
  • Materials for Activity Writing paper and a pencil for one participant Optional: Chalice bowl (or another shallow bowl, filled with water)...
  • Materials for Activity Books on the science of water Preparation for Activity Peruse books and online resources to ground or refresh your...
  • There's a river of my people and its flow is swift and strong. — Pete Seeger, Unitarian Universalist folk singer and activist IN TODAY'S...
  • Long ago, it is said, there was a mighty flood, and the People left their world, the Fourth World, the Underworld, and came up into the...
  • Earth-centered Traditions and Water Find another Navajo story about water in The Precious Gift: A Navaho Creation Myth by Ellen Jackson (...

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