These resources support parents as they live out and engage our themes with their children. Playing off our monthly theme question of “What does it mean to be a people of Vision?”, we invite parents to ask “What does it mean to be a parent of Vision” or “What does it mean to be a family of Vision?”
TED talk: World Peace Game with John Hunter
Resources for Visioning
Dream Big Book for Kids
Create a Vision Board using this personalized book as a guide. ($$)
Watch this video for a DIY version
Creating a Center-Peace
Your children may enjoy being asked to make this very special contribution to the family meal. Don't wait for special holidays to set the table in a sacred manner.
World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements
by John Hunter (Author)
“In John Hunter’s classroom, students fearlessly tackle global problems and discover surprising solutions by playing his groundbreaking World Peace Game. These kids—from high school all the way down to fourth grade, in schools both well-funded and under resourced—take on the roles of politicians, tribal leaders, diplomats, bankers, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve dozens of complex, seemingly intractable real-world challenges, from nuclear proliferation to tribal warfare, financial collapse to climate change. In World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements, Hunter shares the wisdom he’s gleaned from over thirty years teaching the World Peace Game.” - Amazon
Back to School Rituals - a vision for a family spirituality
Getting ready for school is more than shopping for supplies.
Learning to Raise Lifelong UU’s
UU World Article by Barbara Wells Ten Hove
"But I have a vision that soon, when a UU group is asked to show how many were raised UU, more than half will lift up their hands in joy—no longer strangers but companions on a shared journey of building a better world.”
NPR: The Key to Raising Happy Kids
William Stixrud and Ned Johnson in their new book, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives.
Helping your children find their own vision for their lives.
Movies for families about vision
World Peace Game
“World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements is a one-hour documentary on John Hunter, a fourth-grade teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia and his students as they participate in Hunter's remarkable educational exercise the World Peace Game. The film has played in festivals around the world, has been broadcast in several countries and was aired to over 85% of the US on public television between 2012-2014. It also supports Hunter's World Peace Game Foundation work, and has had special screenings at the Pentagon, the United Nations, the Aspen Institute's Ideas Festivals, and several universities, educational conferences and schools throughout the world.” - Vimeo
Field of Dreams (PG)
Baseball film starring Kevin Costner
“Families can talk about dreams. How do you know when to follow a vision that seems crazy or foolish? What thoughts go into weighing the risks of certain choices? Is there a way to know for sure whether an idea is a good one?” - Common Sense Media review
Dream Big; Engineering Our World
“Parents need to know that Dream Big: Engineering Our World is a 42-minute STEM-themed IMAX documentary about how engineers are responsible for important technological innovations that propel us into the future. The film highlights working engineers from different backgrounds, most of them women. They work on a variety of projects, from building earthquake-proof structures to foot bridges in developing countries. Viewers will also meet a young engineer whose love of STEM began in an after-school robotics club. The documentary -- which is narrated by Jeff Bridges and was produced in partnership with the American Society of Civil Engineers and presented by the Bechtel Corporation -- encourages young viewers to be curious, see how pivotal engineering is to the future, and understand why the world needs more engineers.” - Common Sense Media