The Science of Meaning Kit (PDF)

$14.00

Research shows that lives spent in pursuit of happiness can result in the opposite: sadness, emptiness, and even depression. If not happiness, what should one’s goal be? Perhaps it is the pursuit of meaning.

This kit for kids 11+ includes:

  • A short story that subtly teaches kids about the four research-based pillars of meaning: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence
  • An interactive journal designed to help kids cultivate meaning in their lives
  • Lesson plans for teachers with recommendations on integrating the story and journal in your classroom

This is a digital download. Nothing will be mailed.

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Description

Research shows that lives spent in pursuit of happiness can result in the opposite: sadness, emptiness, and even depression. If not happiness, what should one’s goal be? Perhaps it is the pursuit of meaning. But, what is meaning exactly and how can we teach it to our kids? Enter The Science of Meaning Kit.

In this kit, you’ll find a fictional story titled “The Dawn of Meaning.” This story of four teenagers will hook your tween/teen while subtly teaching them about each of four research-based pillars of meaning: belonging, purpose, storytelling, and transcendence. To really help tweens/teens apply the lessons from the story, this kit comes with questions and awesome activities. Finally, if you’re a teacher, you’ll find lesson plans to help integrate this into a curriculum. 

What’s included in my download?

  • The Dawn of Meaning short story (well, 6444 words short!)
  • Reflection questions
  • Group discussion questions
  • Interactive journal with awesome activities
  • Lesson plans
  • 67 pages of awesomeness!
  • PDF available for immediate download after purchase

What age is the kit intended for?

  • Ages 11 and up