The Curriculum of the Steiner School - Class 8

Notes and Lesson Plans

Eighth Grade
updated March 26, 2017

Morning Verse for Upper Grades
by Rudolf Steiner

FREE Examples of Chalkboard Drawings and Main Lesson Book Pages
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What's Taught?
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The Waldorf School Curriculum - Grade 8
Block Rotations and Course Descriptions
by Eugene Schwartz

Grade 8 Content from Waldorf Teacher Resources
An unbelievable resource with FREE main lesson pages and lesson plans (called "gems")

Samples from the Eighth Grade Curriculum by Live Education!

Natalie's 8th grade year

Natalie came to Waldorf this year with a background of progressive school (7th grade), Sudbury / democratic school (6th grade), traditional public school (5th and 4th grades), and Montessori school (K, K, 1st, and 2nd grades).

She skipped 3rd 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 that final year of middle school, I picked

    Language blocks: Beowulf; Literary Criticism / Short Story; Shakespeare (Romeo & Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing, sonnets)

    Mathematics blocks: grade 6 String, Straight-Edge & Shadow; grade 6 Business Math (Fractions, Decimals, Percents, Graphing); Geometry

    Cultural blocks: grade 7 Renaissance, Reformation & Age of Exploration; World Geography; U.S. History / Government

    Science blocks: Human Physiology (two blocks); Physics

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Check out Additional Lesson Planning Notes below:

Main Lesson Blocks - Specific Resources




Food, Nutrion & Health - Organic Chemistry





General Resouces

Literature & Composition


Drawing, Painting, Modeling

Class Plays

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