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Suggested Readings


To Develop the Human Potential, by Maria Montessori (1948)


Children of the Universe: Cosmic Education in the Montessori Elementary Classroom, by Michael and D’Neil Duffy (Originally released in 2002, Updated in 2013?)


Universe Story Trilogy (Targeted for children, Great for all Ages for learning the Story):


Born With a Bang by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersen  https://dtnetwork/resource/born-with-a-bang-the-universe-tells-our-cosmic-story-book-1/


From Lava to Life by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersenhttps://dtnetwork/resource/from-lava-to-life-the-universe-tells-our-earth-story-book-2-in-a-universe-story-trilogy/


Mammals Who Morph by Jennifer Morgan, Illustrations by Dana Lynn Andersen https://dtnetwork/resource/mammals-who-morph-the-universe-tells-our-evolution-story-book-3-in-a-universe-story-trilogy-2/



Journey of the Universe (Book) by Brian Swimme and Mary Evelyn Tucker  (2011)


Journey of the Universe (Movie), Narrated by Brian Swimme, Produced by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim (2011) https://dtnetwork/resource/journey-of-the-universe-movie/



Journey of the Universe (Conversations/Educational Series Overview) (2012)



The New Story (Landmark Essay by Thomas Berry, 1978)
The Dream of the Earth, by Thomas Berry (1988)
The Great Work: Our Way Into the Future (2000)
The Sacred Universe: Earth, Spirituality and Religion in the Twenty First Century, by Thomas Berry (2009)
The Great Story (Video, 2002)



The Universe is a Green Dragon: A Cosmic Creation Story, by Brian Swimme (1984)

The Universe Story: From the Primordial Flaring Forth to the Ecozoic Era–A Celebration of the Unfolding Cosmos, by Thomas Berry and Brian Swimme  (1994)

The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos: Humanity and the New Story, by Brian Swimme (1999)



Epic of Evolution, by Eric Chaisson (2007)




The Gaia Hypothesis, by James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis



Big History: Between Nothing and Everything, by David Christian, Cynthia Stokes Brown, and Craig Benjamin (2014)
Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present, by Cynthia Stokes Brown (2007)
Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History, by David Christian (2011)
This Fleeting World: A Short History of Humanity








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May Day

May Day

May Day "Among the changing months, May stands confessed the sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed." - James Thompson On May 1, countless people around the world celebrate May Day, the spring holiday. Celebrating the Earth’s flowering season, May Day roughly marks...

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Penzias and Wilson: The Sound of Light

Penzias and Wilson: The Sound of Light

Penzias and Wilson: The Sound of Light                      by Joe Masterleo                                                                                                                                                                                                ...

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A Systems Activity about Our Universe

A Systems Activity about Our Universe

A Systems Activity About Our Universe Edith Pucci Couchman   As a teacher, I've found that work with this diagram can be very helpful when I'm trying to convey to a group (that's learning about the universe or contemporary science in general) an understanding of...

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Shrouded by Mystery: The First Selfie

Shrouded by Mystery: The First Selfie

by Joe Masterleo “Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing" (William James). The eco-spirituality of Jesuit-scientists Teilhard de Chardin (synthesis), and Thomas Berry (The...

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Eldering as Dismemberment

Eldering as Dismemberment

Eldering as 'Dismemberment' Recalling a Time with Thomas Berry by Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim Article in Kosmos Magazine   Thomas embraces this eldering with grace, humor, and depth.  We work steadily during the day – together deciding where each box would...

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