Philosophy: Humanity
updated April 7, 2018


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,
    Cliques, and
    Who Am I?


Booklist: Resources

Marietta suggests the following:


Days of Grace: A Memoir

by Arthur Ashe


Arthur Ashe: Citizen of the World (DVD)


Falling Up

by Shel Silverstein


Where the Sidewalk Ends

by Shel Silverstein


A Light in the Attic

by Shel Silverstein


Not a Copper Penny in Me House

by Monica Gunning


Under the Breadfruit Tree: Island Poems

by Monica Gunning


A Christmas Memory (book and CD)

by Truman Capote


Genius Loves Company (CD)

by Ray Charles and Friends


Standards (CD)

by Ray Charles


Bernstein in Berlin: Ode to Freedom / Symphony No. 9 (CD)

conducted by Leonard Bernstein


Leonard Bernstein - Young People's Concerts / New York Philharmonic (DVD Box Set)


The Humor of Kierkegaard: An Anthology

by Søren Kierkegaard (Author), Thomas C. Oden (Editor)


Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre

edited by Walter Kaufmann


The Essential Kierkegaard

by Søren Kierkegaard (Author), Howard V. Hong (Editor), Edna H. Hong (Editor)


Inessential Woman

by Elizabeth Spelman


Repair: The Impulse to Restore in a Fragile World

by Elizabeth Spelman


I also recommend:


Ode to Freedom - Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 Official Concert of the Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989 (DVD)

conducted by Leonard Bernstein


I Just Am: A Story of Down Syndrome Awareness and Tolerance

by Bryan and Tom Lambke


The Junkyard Wonders

by Patricia Polacco


The Art of Miss Chew

by Patricia Polacco



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