UU Curriculum for 6/7/8th Graders
"Tough Topics and Tons of Fun"

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"It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more." Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

In these sessions we seek to understand death as a universal human experience which teaches us to value life. We begin a conversation about a taboo topic.

Death Unit for Lodestone; Magnetize your Middle School

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Plus deep reflection on the tough topic of Death with:

Focusing Questions
Mindfulness Training
Teachable Moments
Family Conversations

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45 Sessions
All Units - UU, Money, Race and Death
Plus 6 Holiday Sessions
Plus 9 Social Nights
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Family Conversations: These are tough topics, often taboo! Support the dialogue with Family Conversations. Three Family Conversations of 1.5 hours are intended for a Sunday afternoon or evening. The entire family is invited, including Middle Schoolers.

Death Unit – Orientation, Death Café, Before I Die Wall Project Support.
Introduction to the Lodestone Death Unit
The Sessions
The Family Conversations
Books referenced in the Death Unit
To Do in Advance

Session #DA Family Conversation  Orientation to Death Sessions
Session #D1 Death – The Taboo
Session #D2 What Happens after death

Session #DB Family Conversation – Death Cafe
Session #D3 Death Clarifies Life
Session #D4 Choosing the Before I Die Wall

Session #DC Family Conversation  Supporting the Wall Project
Session #D5 Offering the Before I Die Wall Project

Activities in the Death Unit Sessions
Session D1 – Death, the Taboo
1.Fantasy Name Generator Game
2.Skeleton online game
3.Bone Bucket Toss
4.Fake Bones
5.Spiritual Goals Poster making
6.Breathing Meditation
7.Kisa-Gotami Skit aka The Mustard Seed
8.Death Readings
Session D2 – After We Die
1.Mystery Person Game
2.Coloring Mandala
3.The Next Place reading
4.Moksha Potamu Reincarnation Game
5.Everything is Connected Meditation
6.Age and Death Q & A
7.Fly Kites
8.Balloon Volleyball
9.Afterlife traditions - Viking, Christian and Buddhist 

Family Conversation – a Death Café and Dessert Potluck
Session D3 – Death Clarifies Life
1.Interlinked Life/Death Chain Drawing
2.Before I Die Class Wall
3.Life of No Regrets mail to oneself
4.Chalk Designs outside
5.Appreciation Ball Throw Game

Session D4 – Before I Die Wall Choice
1.Color Changing Milk Experiment and Celebration
2.Three Options for the Before I Die Wall to choose.

D4 Choosing the "Before I Die Wall"

Family Conversation DA "Orientation"  

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