Reviving the Wonder

Reviving the Wonder
76 Activities That Touch the Inner Spirit of Youth
Elementary
Middle School
8.5x11
Pages: 
238
ISBN: 
978-0-87822-474-6
Item Number:
5153
Price:$24.99
Reviving the Wonder: 76 Activities That Touch the Inner Spirit of Youth

Overview

Reviving the Wonder is an ideal resource for character education programs, leadership classes, and life skills studies. It is extremely valuable for youth ministries, mentoring programs, and youth retreats. The book is packed with ideas, guidelines, and meaningful activities for working with youth. It is especially targeted for students in grades 5-10, and can be easily adapted for other grade levels. Its ultimate purpose is to revitalize young people's hopes, dreams, and beliefs - empowering them to grow up to be healthy and responsible adults. The authors' creative approach allows teachers to integrate many of the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets.

Book Reviews

"This volume is serious about social group work with youth and reads as a deeply respectful invitation to adults to celebrate the wonder and energy of youth and rise to the challenge to accompany them into adulthood. The care with which this book was written reflects the authors' belief that this is important work. While Reviving the Wonder is intended as a program for on-going group experiences, such as a retreat or classroom curriculum, youth workers could also select specific activities or a set of activities to suit their group's purpose, whether that group is time-limited or on-going."

Social Work with Groups

Reviving the Wonder is an ideal resource for character education programs, leadership classes, and life skills studies. It is valuable for youth ministries, mentoring programs, and youth retreats. The book is packed with ideas, guidelines, and meaningful activities for working with youth. It is especially targeted for students in grades 5-10, and can be easily adapted for other grade levels. Its ultimate purpose is to revitalize young people's hopes, dreams, and beliefs — empowering them to grow up to be healthy and responsible adults. The authors' creative approach allows teachers to integrate many of the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets.”

Adolescence

". . . provides detailed instructions for activities based on a '5-H' approach to creating an optimum learning environment. 5-H is hope, honor, heroes, head, and heart. Activities are grouped into topics like Connecting with Others, Girl into Woman, and Boy into Man and classified by emotional risk factors which gauge how vulnerable the kids might feel and what they are supposed to achieve"

Social Work with Groups Newsletter

Table of Contents

Part 1: Optimum Learning Environments—how to create safe learning environments where relationships are built between adults and youth as well as among youth themselves; where individual learning styles are honored; where all youth are challenged to lead; where youth can imagine, hope, dream, design, create, and do.

Part 2: The Personal Journey—presents ways youth can get in touch with their inner spirit; understand their personal identity, principles, values, beliefs, strengths, and weakness; identify personal heroes, role models, and mentors; make connections with others; develop specific personal action plans.

Part 3: Transformations—helps youth understand themselves as growing men and women. Includes activities to create acts of stewardship or service and rites of initiation or passage that reflect the community's specific heritage, principles, values, and beliefs.

Appendix One—Character Education in Schools: The Resiliency, Youth Development, Asset-Building Continuum

Appendix Two—Provides two models for using Reviving the Wonder in the school curriculum