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Imogene Drummond
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Dear Brandon, Laura, Davidson, and Jennifer,

 

I think this is one of the most important issues facing us today, as educating children about diverse creation stories has deep ameliorative ramifications for the future.

 

Your curriculum sounds fantastic, Brandon! I love the name “Big Spiral History,” and the way it conveys a non-linear concept that integrates growth, motion, and time. I’ll check out your blog.

 

Imho, beginning where children are by facilitating their participation prior to giving them information is brilliant, Laura! It’s a great way to engage students, and also promotes them to think of themselves as proactive “creators” who can create creation stories.

 

I agree, Davidson and Jennifer, you can’t go wrong w Mircea Eliade as well as Montessori Cosmic Education!

 

I’m particularly excited by the work you and others on the Network are doing! As you, Brandon, asked for suggestions for projects with which to connect, I want to let you know about my creativity program that’s linked to an evolving universe. DIVINE SPARKS connects the creativity in the universe w the creativity within each of us. I’m currently teaching it to 5th graders at a visionary school for at-risk youth and seeing significantly positive results. Students are exhibiting increased self-esteem, as well as increased learning and social skills. As an artist and former psychotherapist, I’m interested in igniting empowerment through creativity and raising awareness that we are part of the universe. For more info, please see my website: http://www.divinesparks.com. You can view the film trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VCDr0Ej1_I

 

I look forward to hearing more about your curriculum, Brandon, and others who are doing related work!

All the best,

Imogene