New England Yearly Meeting

A community of Quakers and Quaker meetings across New England.

First Day School Lesson Bank

This is a growing collection of individual lessons lovingly crafted by Friends in New England and sometimes beyond.  Take inspiration and use them as jumping off points for your own creations or teach them as is.   

Thematic clusters of lessons, often referred to as "units," are designated as such as are plays and skits.

Looking for help on creating your own multi-lesson curriculum? Check out this example of how to string lessons together.

Feb 26, 2014 • Michelle Ciurea
This 11-lesson curriculum explores four aspects of integrity: truth telling, authenticity,...
Feb 25, 2014 • Beth Collea
These three lessons on community were originally designed as a preface to William Kriedler's ...
Feb 25, 2014 • Beth Collea
This is a format we developed at Wellesley Friends Meeting to create a space for intentional...
Feb 25, 2014 • Beth Collea
Our children need a conceptual framework and fuller sense of the narrative arc of the Bible in...
Feb 25, 2014 • Beth Collea, RE Coordinator
"Traces of the Trade" is a spellbinding account of the outer and inner journeys of descendents of...
Feb 19, 2014 • Lisa Graustein
A Racial Justice Curriculum for Young Friends is a 10-lesson curriculum helping high school-aged...
Feb 13, 2014 • Harold Weaver & Christopher King
Short play retelling the story of Bayard Rustin being thrown off a bus and reacting non-violently...
Feb 12, 2014 • Karen Sargent, Worcester MM
A play adapted from The Forbidden Schoolhouse by Suzanne Jurmain. Approx. 20 characters. Setting:...
Feb 12, 2014 • Joyce Chandler, Storrs MM
This package of lesson plans is intended for any Sunday when a regularly scheduled teacher cannot...
Dec 10, 2013 • Rachel Walker Cogbill, Plainfield MM
Sanctuary as a concept that connects people in search of or seeking to offer safety, shelter, and...

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