Literature, philosophy, religion, art and music appreciation are among the aspects of Man’s search for perfection/happiness/success/wisdom.
Definition: To experience the feelings that accompany growth toward the overall goals of maturity, expansion, and wisdom, especially in relation to studies in the other five categories. Explore how our attitudes toward the physical world, other kinds of people, interpersonal relationships, self-expression, and personal development all affect our basic experience of life in terms of relative happiness and pain.
Progression: Begin with simple charts of how moods affect math assignments, art, recess, etc. and go on to study how a person’s consciousness is reflected in their art, music, literature, philosophy, theology, etc., especially in reference to the works of saints.
Special Topic: a daily class circle time with activities appropriate to the children’s level of interest and sensitivity (healing prayers, visualizations, meditation, stories, sharing…)
Key Qualities: contentment, joy, and a practical appreciation for God