Frequently Asked Questions

1. What age range is this curriculum for? 

This material is designed for Kindergarten-sixth grade. We hope this is a community or family engagement opportunity and it does require a relative, friend, or teacher to help guide the activities. We've simplified the curriculum for preschoolers in past years with success and our 7th-12th grade volunteers learn a lot from this content as well. The biggest secret is that our adult volunteers learn a great deal as well. 


2. Does this curriculum have to be offered in 5 consecutive days?

You can use this curriculum daily or weekly. It can be used for Vacation Bible School, Sunday School, school, small group content, or other applications you envision. 


3. What is an anti-racism curriculum?

Children see that people with different skin colors are treated differently. They see the dominant skin colors around them.  We teach our children that when we have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all. And in most of our society, we don't talk about racism. When we talk about racism, we can begin to identify the ways it has power in our society. Children are extremely tuned in to the concept of fairness. Together we can identify the ways unfairness is a part of our everyday lives. Once we can see injustice, we can begin to work towards change. Ibram Kendi describes anti-racism this way, "“I define an antiracist as someone who is expressing an antiracist idea or supporting an antiracist policy with their actions,” Kendi said. “And I define an antiracist idea as any idea that says the racial groups are equal.” In How to Be An Antiracist, Kendi writes: "To be antiracist is to think nothing is behaviorally wrong or right -- inferior or superior -- with any of the racial groups. Whenever the antiracist sees individuals behaving positively or negatively, the antiracist sees exactly that: individuals behaving positively or negatively, not representatives of whole races. To be antiracist is to deracialize behavior, to remove the tattooed stereotype from every racialized body. Behavior is something humans do, not races do."


4. Can I get a sample?

Yes, you can download a sample from the website. If you need more samples, please email info@communityalliesvbs.com.


5. How long will the curriculum be available?

The content will be available beginning July 6.  Access to the content will remain open through 2020.


6. Will there be zooms included?

We will offer videos of teachers presenting content, interactive opportunities, service projects. While music is not included in the purchased curriculum, we will have some music with movements you can freely use. 

 
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