I just watched a trailer for the film “Race to Nowhere.” This film is about the dark side of America’s achievement culture. The film seems to argue that our achievement culture and the standard definitions of success for middle- and upper-class kids is stressing our kids, reducing the number of kids who love learning, and creating a lot of sleep-deprived, anxious and unhappy youths. I recommend watching the trailer and talking about it with other people.
This film seems to parallel Denise Clark Pope’s book, “Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed-Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students.” There is a podcast on iTunes by Denise Clark Pope at a Stanford event that is worth listening to.
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Please consider sharing a little bit about what happened in your CRE class today. Also, think about: What happened in the children’s religious education classes today? What worked well? What do you wish went better? What would you do differently next time?
Please post your thoughts in response to these questions (or any other thoughts about teaching CRE you would like to share) by clicking the Leave a Comment link.
If you prefer, you can write a note and send it to Rev. Dan using this Microsoft Word template.
Just in case you haven’t seen this video of the the groundbreaking and construction of the church main hall and buildings, I’ve reposted this link. This film was shot by Donald Borthwick and William Kellogg from March to July 1958. In 2007, Rae and Elton Bell had the 8mm film digitized and transferred onto a DVD to show at a UUCPA celebration.