Video Lesson & RE News

By Robert Jones

Published January 28, 2021.

Please check out this lesson that we developed for our youngest members with our wonderful RE Assistant, Robert Jones.

Current Events

Amanda Gorman, The Hill We Climb

22-year-old Amanda Gorman became the United States’ youngest inaugural poet when she recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb,” at the inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden Jr. this past week. Watch her full recitation here and listen to an interview about her path and process here.

Vaccines 101: How Do Vaccines Work?

Hooray for science – we now have some vaccines to help protect against Covid-19! Perhaps some of you have relatives who have begun to receive their first dose? How do vaccines work? What are the different types of vaccines and how do they activate our immune systems? What is herd immunity? This animated explainer from Nature introduces a lot of relevant medical terms and concepts as it walks through the answers to these questions step-by-step.

Get Outside & Learn!

A Walking Tour of Concord’s African American and Anti-slavery History

The Robbins House in nearby Concord is a nonprofit historical site focused on raising awareness of Concord’s little known African, African American, and antislavery history from the 17th through the 19th centuries. Although currently closed due to Covid, the Robbins House still offers opportunities to learn from home and outside. Check out their self-guided walking tour of African American and Anti-slavery History sites in Concord, their current exhibit at The Umbrella arts center, or suggestions on how to advocate for bills supporting Black lives in the Massachusetts legistature.

For Parents & Caregivers

I’m Not Racist, Am I? Community Film Screening, Online 2/27 – 3/1

Lincoln METCO Coordinating Committee and Sudbury Community for Racial and Social Justice is bringing a 90-minute feature documentary titled I’m Not Racist…Am I? to families in Lincoln, Sudbury, Hanscom, and Boston communities. All individuals that live, work, attend school, or have a connection to the Lincoln and Sudbury towns will have the opportunity (in the comfort of their own homes) to watch the film as a diverse group of remarkable teens and their families go through a yearlong exploration of race and racism. The screening will run from Saturday, February 27, through Monday, March 1. Register here.

Fun Online

All Ages Family Trivia Night with the Goodnow Library, Sunday, February 28 (register by 2/27)

Looking for a fun family game night? Join the Goodnow Library at their monthly Family Trivia Night! (The Taylors and Trexlers are regular attendees!) Families with children of all ages are invited to join in for a Virtual Family Challenge Trivia Night with the Trivia Brothers. Challenge yourselves with questions from a variety of categories. The Trivia Brothers squeeze zany, light-hearted trivia fun into a package small enough to fit on your computer screen! Register here.

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