Philosophy: Freedom
updated October 4, 2017


Recorded here is my own personal collection of articles, resources, favorite links, teaching ideas, and lesson plans. It encompasses many years, from the very beginning of my experience studying and learning about Waldorf to the present time. People from all around the world visit my site and recommend it to others. Welcome!

This site records my journey. I hope my honesty is encouraging and helps break down some barriers that may prevent people from trying Waldorf methods. Because this is an ongoing site documenting my curriculum planning and ideas, some materials are more Waldorf-y than others. Please feel free to take what you like and leave the rest.



Philosophy lesson plans
for children

WHEN to teach Philosophy is a source of great contention; I leave it up to your discretion. I am comfortable teaching it in elementary and middle school. Others would insist high school.

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Booklist: Essential Text


Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with Kids

by Marietta McCarty


You will not be able to successfully teach children philosophy simply by looking at the booklist below; you will need her book (above) for her teaching tips, discussion questions, and exercises for

    The Topic,
    The Philosophers,
    Spontaneity, and
    Future.


Booklist: Resources

Marietta suggests the following:


The Ethics of Ambiguity

Simone de Beauvoir



The Second Sex

Simone de Beauvoir



Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter

Simone de Beauvoir



On Liberty and The Subjection of Women

John Stuart Mill



Uncle Tom's Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe



Dear Mrs. Parks: A Dialogue with Today's Youth

Rosa Parks



"Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll

illus. by Joel Stewart



The Book of Questions

Pablo Neruda



A Taste of Honey, volume 1 (CD)

"On the Sunny Side of the Street"
"Make a Better World"



Buena Vista Social Club (CD)



Buena Vista Social Club (DVD)

rated G Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement
unrated documentary



Voices of Civil Rights

unrated documentary


I also recommend:


Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match / Marisol McDonald no combina

Monica Brown



Pablo Neruda: Poet of the People

Monica Brown



Who Owns the Sun?

Stacy Chbosky



Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice

Phillip Hoose



The Children's March (DVD)

unrated documentary



The Voice that Challenged a Nation: Marian Anderson and the Struggle for Equal Rights

Russell Freedman



Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad

Ellen Levine



Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman

Alan Schroeder



Freedom in Congo Square

Carol Boston Weatherford



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