notes to self (take 2)

World Environment Day: June 5

Environment theme – cleaning up after ourselves… recycling, respect for the earth… “ecological footprint”… connection to aboriginal wisdom, words from Bahá’í Writings on nature?

Father’s Day: June 18

Love, honour, respect towards parents – what does it mean to “honour thy father and mother” – revisit obedience towards parents – www.kidsdomain.com/holiday/dad/

National Aboriginal Day: June 21

Activities related to aboriginal / first nations people… build a dream catcher, papier-mache masks maybe? www.cln.org/themes/fn_history.html

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day: June 24

Canadian Multiculturalism Day: June 27

“flowers of one garden”, “leaves of one tree”… something related to cultural exchange… perhaps a guest who could speak about his or her culture? or role-playing activities related to getting along with people of different cultures?

Canada Day: July 1

Martyrdom of the Báb: July 9

Story of the Martyrdom of the Báb (Ruhi Book 4, Unit 2, Section 8; here’s another version from Dayspring Magazine (UK), aimed at kids.

Civic Holiday (Ontario): August 1

Recognition of Indigenous Peoples Day (UN): August 9

Activities related to aboriginal / first nations people… build a dream catcher, papier-mache masks maybe? www.cln.org/themes/fn_history.html

International Literacy Day: September 8

activities related to literacy, language, reading, writing, and understanding words, letters, and sounds. the importance of communication, educating ourselves so we can communicate better with others…

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