In November, the Educational Initiative will begin a series of ethical education programs to explore key concepts within this year’s theme of fitting in. The program will begin with a read aloud to introduce the theme. All students will then leave the room to explore this theme, preschoolers with Shannon while school age children will do the same type of inquiry with Amy. After children leave the Platform room, Martha will show a short video from the ethics video library on the website of the American Ethical Union. The first video will be “Finding Your Element” to open the conversation about the importance of finding one’s purpose, a key to fitting into the world in a meaningful way. Martha, Amy and Shannon will use an inquiry-based approach to elicit ideas and to develop thoughtful conversation about ethical living in connection with one’s self-understanding. The videos are appropriate for youth, 6th grade and up, and adults. They are designed to illustrate how ethical education unfolds today.
Amy and Shannon will continue to use crafts and music along with story-telling to reinforce learning while providing children with a playful experience.
Children will return to the main meeting room for a closing song.