The Curriculum of the Steiner School - Class 7

Notes and Lesson Plans

Seventh Grade
updated November 15, 2017

Morning Verse for Upper Grades
by Rudolf Steiner


FREE Examples of Chalkboard Drawings and Main Lesson Book Pages
Beautiful and inspiring


What's Taught?
The AWSNA Curriculum Chart is an INVALUABLE resource
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The Waldorf School Curriculum - Grade 7
Block Rotations and Course Descriptions
by Eugene Schwartz

Block Rotations Grades 1 - 8 (PDF)
written by Jamie York

Grade 7 Content from Waldorf Teacher Resources
An unbelievable resource with FREE main lesson pages and lesson plans (called "gems")

Samples from the Seventh Grade Curriculum by Live Education!

Africa 2017: A Geography Board Game FREE Download


Becca's 7th grade year
2017-2018

Becca had a background of Waldorf homeschooling (6th grade), progressive school (5th and 4th grades), traditional public school (2nd grade), and Montessori school (PK, PK, K, K, and 3rd grades).

She skipped 1st grade because the public school wanted to put her back with her peers.
I, on the other hand, was happy with the second year of Kindergarten and wanted her to be 7 when she started first grade.

When we decided to homeschool for her second year of middle school, I picked


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Check out Additional Lesson Planning Notes below:


Main Lesson Blocks - Specific Resources

Literature


Composition


Mathematics

    See my NEW Middle School Math booklist

    And my suggestions for Math Daily Skills practice

    RECIPES for RATIOS
    I suggest the following:

      Oobleck - this is the absolute best way to introduce ratios because it doesn't work if you get the ratio correct, but if you DO get the ratio correct it makes an amazing Non-Newtonian Fluid!

      Fake Blood around the time of Halloween

      Slime - this is equal parts water, glue, and liquid starch (add any food coloring or glitter before you put in the liquid starch)

      Cooking Hot Cereal - oatmeal is 1 part oatmeal to 2 parts water, oat bran is 1 part oat bran to 4 parts water

      Cooking Grains - rice, millet, barley, etc.

      Cinnamon & Sugar - we like 1/2 cup sugar to 2 T cinnamon, what ratio is this?, mix up other ratios and have a bunch of toast with butter and cinnamon sugar, which recipe is your favorite?

      Mold Killer - 2 tsp tea tree essential oil to 2 cups water - calculate ratio - calculate how to reduce this recipe to a 2 oz spray bottle and keep the proportion correct

  • Entire Algebra & Geometry main lesson block plan from Jamie York (PDF)

  • First Steps in Proven Geometry for the Upper Elementary Grades by Ernst Schuberth
    available as a FREE download from the Online Waldorf Library
  • Geometry and the Imagination by A. Renwick Sheen
    available as a FREE download from the Online Waldorf Library

  • A fun note:
    In the "Publisher's Perspective" by Anita Silvey, part of the introduction to the Curious George anthology, we found out that one year -- in 1945 -- the story of Curious George actually sold negative-six copies! Yes, this is possible. Bookstores returned more copies to the publishers than they bought. If you are teaching Algebra in Seventh Grade, this would be a wonderful way to introduce negative numbers! Jamie York suggests that negative numbers NOT be introduced using a number line, which then either becomes a crutch or becomes a source of confusion (such as why a negative times a negative is a positive). He suggests real life examples, like thinking about a bank account and how you could write a check for more money than you have in the bank and, thus, have a negative balance. I appreciate that idea but I love the Curious George story even more because it is a wonderfully quirky real-life example!


Chemistry


Physics


History


Age of Exploration, Renaissance, Reformation


World Geography / Foreign Language

    online resources:

  • One of my daughters is using Destinos to help her learn Spanish.
  • Another one of daughters is using Duolingo to help her learn German.


General Resouces

Literature & Composition


History


Handwork


Drawing, Painting, Modeling


Class Plays


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