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
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
From Big Minds to Big Hearts, and
Love and Peace.
Marietta suggests the following:
The Problems of Philosophy
The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell
Love That Dog: A Novel
Walk Two Moons
Sonnets from the Portuguese
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Grace of the Sun
"Pulling up the Stone"
"By the Grace of the Sun"
Resume: The Best of Richie Havens (CD)
"Here Comes the Sun"
"God Bless the Child"
"What About Me"
Wishing Well (CD)
"Love Is Alive"
"Handouts in the Rain"
At the River I Stand
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.
Poems of Henry Timrod: With Memoir and Portrait
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.
I Have a Dream (book & CD)
illus. by Kadir Nelson