Last month, I wrote about the importance of felt experience in our classes. This month, I turn to the content of our curriculum.
In UUCWC’s Religious Education program, we spend the early elementary school years building a child’s Unitarian Universalist identity. Children learn who Unitarian Universalists are, what we value and how to live our faith.
At age 10, they start a 4-year progression, which includes one year of each of the following:
- Bible stories and their connection to the UU principles;
- Visiting and learning about other faith traditions in Neighboring Faiths;
- Comprehensive sexuality education in OWL; and
- A comprehensive exploration of Unitarian Universalism and their personal beliefs and values in Coming of Age.
During high school, our youth group experiences the wider world through social action, youth conferences, service trips and reflecting on current events.
Each class includes worship, community building, centering, and service projects. In partnership with parents, our RE program raises children with a strong moral barometer who are kind, respectful, fair-minded, caring, and strong enough to stand up for what is right.