The curricula for this year were carefully chosen to be able to be used on-line as well as in-person so that we will be ready to return to our RE classrooms when it is safe to do so!
Primary Group (Prek-1st Grade)
Parents of this group will be sent an activity to do each week from the Unitarian Universalist Association “Tapestry of Faith” Chalice Children (Covey) curriculum. On Sundays, from 12:00 – 12:20, parents and children will meet on Zoom for a short check-in. Children will be able to share something from the activity that they completed!
Elementary Group (2nd – 5th Grade)
This group will be learning about cultures and faiths around the world! They will be alternating between two curricula when they meet on Sundays from 12:30-1:30.
- Books & Cooks: Cultural Cooking for UU Kids (Craine) This curriculum uses stories about food and cooking to give children a “taste” of different cultures around the world. The stories also expose children to lessons about helping each other, being part of a community, being adventurous, sharing, and the importance of family. Families will be given recipes to make together at home!
- World of New Friends: An Introduction to World Religions (Sautter) Using stories, art, drama, and song, children will be introduced to the many truths and many faiths that enrich our lives and inform our UU faith. They will meet fictional “friends” who will join the class!
Middle and High School Group (6th-12th Grade)
Our middle and high school youth will meet on Sundays from 2:00-3:00, often with the middle school youth from the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Mt. Kisco, NY. They will be participating in the signature Unitarian Universalist curriculum Neighboring Faiths (Reed & Hoertdoerfer) supplemented by “Tapestry of Faith”‘s Building Bridges (Isaacs). These curricula work to help youth increase their knowledge of religions practiced around the world and in our local community. Youth are empowered to better appreciate human diversity and connect with others and be able to respectfully discuss important matters with people with whom they disagree. Visits to houses of worship will take place virtually, at least at the start of the year.