Philosophy: Love
updated September 23, 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,
    From Big Minds to Big Hearts, and
    Love and Peace.


Booklist: Resources

Marietta suggests the following:


The Problems of Philosophy

Bertrand Russell



The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell



Love That Dog: A Novel

Sharon Creech



Walk Two Moons

Sharon Creech



Sonnets from the Portuguese

Elizabeth Barrett Browning



Grace of the Sun (CD)

"Pulling up the Stone"
"By the Grace of the Sun"
"Scarlet Flowers"



Resume: The Best of Richie Havens (CD)

"Here Comes the Sun"
"God Bless the Child"
"Handsome Johnny"
"What About Me"
"The Klan"
"Rocky Raccoon"



Wishing Well (CD)

"Love Is Alive"
"Alone Together"
"Handouts in the Rain"



At the River I Stand

unrated documentary



A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Acceptance Address for the Nobel Peace Prize"
"I Have a Dream"
"I've Been to the Mountaintop"



Strength to Love

"Loving Your Enemies"



Why We Can't Wait

"Letter From Birmingham Jail"



A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.



The Symposium

Plato



Poems of Henry Timrod: With Memoir and Portrait

Henry Timrod



The Best-Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

"Prayer for Peace" by Saint Francis of Assisi


I also recommend:


Martin's Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Doreen Rappaport



I Have a Dream (book & CD)

illus. by Kadir Nelson



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