Fall 2016 Curriculum for Pre-K to Grade 12
Pre-K: Chalice Children
This year-long curriculum delves deep into our UU faith, and strives to provide experiences around the strength of community, the wonder and awe that transcend everyday understanding, and life issues we all share.
Kindergarten – 1st Grade: Love Surrounds Us
This Fall Semester program explores all the Principles in the context of Beloved Community of family and home, school, and neighborhood. Participants engage in activities that emphasize the love they feel in community.
2nd – 3rd Grades: Love Will Guide Us
In this Fall Semester program, Children learn to seek guidance in their lives through the lens of our UU sources, with an emphasis on love. Together we ask questions such as, “Where did we come from?” “What is our relationship to the Earth and other creatures?” “How can we respond with love, even in bad situations?” “What happens when you die?” Together, we ask seminal questions and apply wisdom from our Sources. We learn that asking questions is valued in our faith.
4th – 5th Grades: Harry and UU
The themes reflected in the Harry Potter story strongly support the seven UU principles. This year-long curriculum teaches that change is possible, both locally and worldwide. Through hands-on projects, students will have a chance to make a difference in a meaningful way, through a UU Principles lens.
6th – 7th Grades (Mid-High): You, The Creator of Justice
This curriculum will help lead youth toward an understanding of justice, involve them in social justice work, and inspire them toward further involvement.
8th Grade: Coming of Age Year
This year-long program helps youth preparing to leave childhood learn more about Unitarian Universalism and articulate their own beliefs. Social Justice or Service Learning is incorporated into the program. In our tradition, the year culminates in a Coming of Age ceremony which features the youth reading their statements of personal belief. Ninth graders who may have missed this opportunity are welcome to enroll.
9th – 12th Grade (LaAmikoj)
High School aged youth participate in a Sunday morning meeting with a spiritual focus, and later on in the evening participate in YRUU (Young Religious Unitarian Universalists), a radically inclusive community which encourages putting faith into action every day, leading with courage, and acting for justice. Involvement with YRUU offers youth the opportunity to put faith into action, and engage in learning, service, and leadership on a local, regional, and national level.