Chapter 1 of the Divine Principle is broken down into sections. Each section is further broken down based on sub-sections. There is a 1-hour lesson plans focusing on the individual topics from the sub-sections (ex. Ch 1 Section 1.1). Lesson plans are geared toward a high school level class. Each lesson generally includes a Divine Principle reading, some key talking/discussion points, and a simple activity or action step.

 

SECTION 1: THE DUAL CHARACTERISTICS OF GOD & THE CREATED UNIVERSE . . .

Includes five 1-hour lesson plans that focus on the Dual Characteristics of God and the Created Universe and a section quiz that covers all the lessons from section 1. Lesson titles and objectives are:

• “Dual Characteristics: Knowing God’s Divine Nature” Lesson Obj: Understand God’s Divine Nature by looking at His creation.
• “Dual Characteristics: Yang and Yin, Internal Nature and External Form” Lesson Obj: Understand and identify dual characteristics in the world around us.
• “God’s Dual Characteristics” Lesson Obj: Understand that God has both masculine/yang and feminine/yin qualities that manifest in His Original Internal Nature and Original External Form and are the root cause of all other internal natures and external forms.
• “Subject and Object Partners” Lesson Obj: Understand how to determine which aspect of a pair is in the subject position and which is in the object position.
• “The Realtionship Between God and the Universe” Lesson Obj: Understand that God created the universe so that He could have an object partner he could relate to with love.

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SECTION 2: UNIVERSAL PRIME ENERGY, GIVE AND TAKE ACTION, AND THE FOUR POSITION FOUNDATION . . .

Contains four 1-hour lesson plans from Chapter 1 Section 2 of the Divine Principle as well as a section quiz that covers all the lesson plans from this section. Lesson titles and objectives are:

• “Universal Prime Energy” Lesson Obj: Understand the significant relationship between Universal Prime Energy and us.
• “Give and Take Action” Lesson Obj: Understand how to have healthy relationships with God and others through common bases and give and take action.
• “Origin-Division-Union and the Three Object Purpose” Lesson Obj: Understand that ODU and the Three Object Purpose are the way in which we create and grow individually and in relationships.
• “Four Position Foundation” Lesson Obj: Understand that the Four Position Foundation is the dynamic framework that allows us to have harmonious and unique relationships with God and others.

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SECTION 3: THE PURPOSE OF CREATION . . .

Contains four 1-hour lesson plans from Chapter 1 Section 3 of the Divine Principle as well as a section quiz. Lesson titles and objectives are:

• ”The Purpose for the Creation of the Universe” Lesson Obj: Understand that God’s purpose for creation was to have a relationship of love that produces joy.
•“The Three Great Blessings: To Be Fruitful” Lesson Obj: Understand that the 1st Blessing means becoming a mature person through mind and body unity and developing a personal and intimate relationship with God.
•“The Three Great Blessings: To Multiply” Lesson Obj: Understand that 2nd Blessing is about building a loving family through which you are able to understand God on a deeper level.
•“The Three Great Blessings: To Have Dominion” Lesson Obj: Understand that the 3rd Blessing means appreciating and taking care of creation as God does.

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SECTION 4: ORIGINAL VALUE . . .

Includes four 1-hour lesson plans focusing on Chapter 1 Section 4 of the Divine Principle as well as a section quiz. Lesson titles and objectives are:

•“Original Value” Lesson Obj: Understand that we give value to God’s creation through our appreciation.
•“Emotion, Intellect, and Will” Lesson Obj: Understand that we create beauty, truth and goodness through our emotion, intellect and will and bring love and joy to creation.
•“Love and Beauty” Lesson Obj: Understand that our sensitivity to others has the potential to create love and beauty.
•“Good and Evil: Righteousness and Unrighteousness” Lesson Obj: Understand that righteousness and unrighteousness are dependent upon whether a person furthers or prevents God’s purpose of creation.

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SECTION 5: THE PROCESS OF THE CREATION OF THE UNIVERSE AND ITS GROWING PERIOD . . .

Contains four 1-hour lesson plans that focus on Chapter 1 Section 5 of the Divine Principle as well as a section quiz that covers all lessons in this section. Lesson titles and objectives are:

•“The Process of Creation” Lesson Obj: Understand that all of creation goes through period of growth before it reaches completion.
•“The Three Stages of Growth” Lesson Obj: Understand the three stages of growth and their translation to life experiences.
•“Indirect Dominion” Lesson Obj: Understand the meaning of the Indirect Dominion time period and how to work towards reaching the Perfection stage of growth.
•“Direct Dominion” Lesson Obj: Understand the meaning of God’s direct dominion and how people living within the realm of perfection will lead the world to its ideal form.

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SECTION 6: THE SPIRIT AND PHYSICAL WORLD AND HUMAN BEINGS . . .

Contains four 1-hour lessons and one section quiz on Chapter 1 Section 6 of the Divine Principle. Lesson titles and objectives are:

•“The Physical and Spiritual Self” Lesson Obj: Understand the components and functions of our spiritual self in relationship to our physical self.
•“Spiritual Nourishment and Growth” Lesson Obj: Understand how to use our physical lifetime to achieve our purpose of creation and prepare for our eternal life in the spirit world.
•“The Incorporeal World and the Corporeal World” Lesson Obj: Understand that the spiritual world is a reality and stands in a subject relationship to the physical world.
•“The Position of Human Beings in the Cosmos” Lesson Obj: Understand that God created human beings to be the rulers, the center and the microcosm of the cosmos.

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