updated November 19, 2016
Morning Verse for Lower Grades
Waldorf Today Gallery of Main Lesson Book Pages - Elementary School
Beautiful and inspiring
Gallery of Chalkboard Drawings in the Waldorf Classroom grades 1 - 8
BLACKBOARD SKETCHING book
FREDERICK WHITNEY (1908)
available online for free - with step by step directions and illustrations
Main Lesson Book
pages shared by Christopherus Homeschool Resources
Waldorf Inspirations Gallery (grades 1-8)
*NEW* browse through my collection of Pinterest Boards with samples of chalkboard drawings and main lesson book pages for many blocks
Parenting the Nine Year Old from Waldorf in the Home
Books for Third Grade from the Baldwin Project
The Spring 1977 Issue of the Waldorf Clearing House Newsletter focused on 3rd grade
Waldorf Third Grade Student Reading List
The Waldorf School Curriculum - Grade 3 by Eugene Schwartz
poem for Measurement: "Measure Me, Sky" by Leonora Speyer
Waseca Biomes has classroom material for how different indigenous people around the world meet
their fundamental needs (including shelter) based on where they live - this link is to North America ($20), but they have them for all continents
related posts from Renee's blog
Creating a Calendar / Keepsake Art Project
Measurement Unit and Baking
samples from the Third Grade Curriculum by Live Education!
Humanity's Shelters from Humanity on Earth - Shelter, Clothing, Farming
Sundial from Time, Weight, Measure and Money - The Math of Practical Life
Painting the Six Days of Creation from Time, Weight, Measure and Money - The Math of Practical Life
Writing Letters from Literature, Grammar, Spelling, and Word Families
Learning to Write Hebrew from Hebrew Myths and Culture - Prophets and Kings
Live Education! recommends the following books to supplement the third grade curriculum:
The Illustrated Story Bible by Pearl S. Buck
Legends of the Bible by Louis Ginzberg
Kid-Sized Geodesic Dome
blog post - DesertWind
Building with Cob
Housebuilding notes - Africa:
Traditional Houses from Around the World
by A.G. Smith is good background information for the teacher. It is a Dover coloring book but you can use the illustrations and background information to help you plan. Somba clay houses in Benin, Masai houses in Kenya, Dogon cliff dwellings in Mali, Moroccan brick houses in North Africa, painted mud houses in Nigeria, and a Baobab tree house in Sudan are all included.
How Do People Live?
by Philip Steele (based on the Hungarian original by Lajos Boglar) is also a nice resource, which includes Tuareg animal skin tents, mud houses in Nigeria and Mali, wood and mud buildings around Lake Chad in West Africa, branch and cowhide huts on the Africans plains, mud brick houses in the Nubian desert, and the thatched huts of the Dogon people. The illustrations are really lovely. They would be great for a chalkboard.
Wonderful Houses Around the World
by Yoshio Komatsu includes Togo and Senegal. Photographs of the exterior and drawn diagrams of the interior are featured.
I also really love A Ride on Mother's Back: A Day of Baby Carrying Around the World
by Emery & Durga Bernhard. It includes the Mbuti, Tuareg, and Mandingo.
Housebuilding notes - Native Americans:
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