Human Anatomy and Physiology

Human Anatomy and Physiology Description This is a 3-week block that builds upon the study of Hygeia in the 7 th grade. Major physiological systems of the body are presented. The heart, circulation, respiration and digestion are given further consideration from our previous studies, then the Nervous System is presented beginning with the analogy of…

Introduction to the Eighth Grade Year

Introduction to the Eighth Grade Year This introductory book gives the teacher an overview of the main lesson subjects that will be taught in the 8th grade and also describes in detail the flow of activities in a typical day. Included are many suggestions for the Opening Activities—the short learning 5 to 10-minute activities that…

American History in the 19th Century

American History in the 19th Century Description This book on American history follows chronologically its companion volume Early American History. It begins with the Louisiana Purchase and the Lewis and Clark expedition, and investigates changes in the character and ideals of America as it entered into the Industrial Age, Annexations, and the Gold Rush preceding…

World History

World History Description This historical overview of the 20th century can be used for teaching a 3 to 4 week block in 8th or 9th grade. It begins with the great land grab of the late 19th century: British Imperialism, and European colonization of entire continents. These acquisitions were the prizes that awaited the victors…

The Weather: Climate, Physics, and History

The Weather: Climate, Physics, and History Description This is a 3 to 4 week study of meteorology that is taught in the 8th grade Waldorf Schools. The phenomena of weather are introduced though demonstrations of the physics of air, heat, and water. Global air masses, adiabatic temperature changes, the creation of winds, and other topics…

The Art of the Short Story with Charcoal Drawing

The Art of the Short Story with Charcoal Drawing Description In this 3 to 4 week study the students encounter some of the greatest short stories ever written and learning from these, practice the elements of story writing such as character development, setting and atmosphere, creating a plot, foreshadowing, etc. The goal is for the…

Revolutionaries and Romantics

Revolutionaries and Romantics Description This historical study chronicles major developments in the 18th and 19th century Europe. The student will live into the life of the court of Louis XIV at Versailles and gain an understanding of how the French Revolution of 1789 was imminent. The study then moves from the Napoleonic era into the…

Chemistry

Chemistry Description This 3 week main lesson study is an introduction to the basic processes in inorganic chemistry. Beginning with various manifestations of combustion including the phenomenon of oxidation, the lessons and demonstrations then move into the salt forming process (acid and bases) and finally the qualities of solutions, solvents, and catalysts. Much of the…