Teaching Delphi is the companion
Six Lessons with Delphi.
It provides an outline of written and experiential learning exercises
for each lesson, and offers supplemental activities and questions.
As an example, the first lesson of Six
Lessons with Delphi introduces
"The Real Laws." Teaching Delphi reviews
and addresses "The Real Laws" as shown in the excerpt
to the right.
Six Lessons with Delphi
can be read and enjoyed by all ages.
Young people will be inspired and motivated to help the earth
to heal, while adults may rediscover the magic of the Circle
With Teaching Delphi, teachers and facilitators
will be challenged to use their imagination and their passion
for life in presenting this program of partnership on earth.
Delphi is the heart of every child and youthful person. She is
the happiness and joy of a world realized in community. Perhaps
more important than anything, Delphi is the remembrance of the
child in all of us.
By Patricia Jepsen and Delphi
A Teaching Manual for the Sanctuary School
(2002, 8 1/2" x 11", 64 pages, coil bound, US$8.00)
Illustrated by Kimberley Hevesy (3 illustrations, 3 photos)
The Real Laws
Pages 7-10 in Six Lessons with Delphi
Delphi tells a story about when all
life lived happily and harmoniously on earth. This section encourages
respect for Mother Earth and explores the kinds of laws that
help our planet. Here, again, the children will find themselves
included in the care and governance of our planet. RESPONSIBLE
LEADERSHIP, COMMUNITY NETWORKING and SELF-RELIANCE.
Draw or paint a picture of what the earth looks like when she
is happy and everybody knows and obeys the real laws. Make this
picture as happy as you can!
What is Delphi's plan? (See bottom of page 7) Do you have a plan
like Delphi does?
Draw a picture of your heart and then draw the earth inside of
your heart. Do you feel differently about Mother Earth when you
Ask your teacher about your solar system. Find pictures of your
solar system. What are the real laws that govern the solar system
and all the planets?
Read the Real Laws aloud in class and discuss what they mean.
Why are they good laws, laws that will make everyone happy and
in tune with one another? Discuss the meaning of RESPECT.
Outdoor Activity: Practice asking permission before you pick
a flower, break off a branch or pick up a stone. When you do
this, can you feel the relationship between you and the flower,
the tree, the stone? And do not forget to practice saying "thank
you" for the flower, the branch, or the stone. Thank you
is a magical power, which you will learn about later!
* Written exercises and experiential
learning encourage children:
· to practice the Real Laws
· to realize each has a purpose and is special
· to respect the rights of others as well as themselves
* Teacher interacts with children regarding:
· the value of respect
· the value of property
· the value of all life living and working together in