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What would an atheist/secular humanist curriculum look like?

Gary B.
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Fairfax, VA
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The recent meeting in Rockville discussed the idea of having more cultural events for the non-faith community including Saturday events where children might be exposed to natural science and other humanist values.

Does a curriculum for such events exist? Outside of some home schooling posts I haven't seen much of this presented. People do point to books that may provide material. For example, "War for Children's Minds, by Steven Law (Routledge, London and New York, 2006). distinguishes two approaches to morality that battle for supremacy in the contemporary world. One is the authoritarian tradition, usually but not always religious. It holds that "deference to authority" is essential and stresses moral commandments that children simply need to accept and obey. The other stressed thinking for one's self. (see http://www.secularhum...­

Teaching moral values might be one part of curricula along with skeptiism, empiricism and humanism.

Do people have other ideas for curriculum and perhaps examples?
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