Coming of Age

Human Fertility

For use with 10 - 12 year olds Grades 4-7

Linda E Knodle

Coming of Age Curriculum Series

Lessons in Support of the Inner and Outer Changes in Puberty and Adolescence

Softound

$29.95

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We are happy to be able to offer Linda Knodle's newest editions of her original Human Fertility curriculum. She has now created two separate curriculum guides to better support the needs of different adolescent age groups.

In this first volume, offered in support of students in grades 4-7, Linda guides teachers, parents and community leaders through a detailed curriculum offerings designed to create a warm understanding of the physical and emotional changes the students are experience. Further, Linda helps adults weave a welcoming community around these teenagers.

This is truly a heartfelt work which has already graced the lives of hundreds of adolescents and the adults who care for them.

Contents:

Part One: Preparation for the Course

  • Introduction
  • Sample Rotation for Middle School Blocks of Study
  • Daily Main Lesson (Sample)
  • Elements of the Lesson
  • Preparation: Before Classroom Work
  • Preparing Yourself
  • Preparing the Faculty Letter for Faculty or Adult Community
  • Preparing for Parents Letter for Parents
  • Preview Questions for Interviews
  • Overview
  • Preparing for the Students Details of the Day
  • Spelling List
  • Resources for Teachers and Parents Resources for Students

Part Two: Lesson Plans

Part Three: Supplements

Lessons for Middle School Issues

For use with 13-14 year olds, grades 8-9

Linda E Knodle

Coming of Age Curriculum Series

Classroom Lessons Supporting the Development of Life Skills, Self Knowledge and Social Grace

Softbound

$29.95

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Linda's second volume in the Coming of Age Curriculum Series focuses on a semester's worth of topic-oriented lessons to be delivered to students in grades 8-9. These lessons are open, enlivening, and nourishing of the upright human being within both students and adults. There is an artistry and playfulness that informs all these less and makes them so very beautiful and healthy for both the students and adults. We really can't recommend them highly enough.

Contents:

Part One: Preparation for the Course

  • Introduction
    • Sample Rotation for Middle School Blocks of Study
    • Daily Main Lesson (Sample)
    • Elements of the Lesson
  • Preparation: Before Classroom Work
    • Preparing Yourself
    • Preparing the Faculty Letter for Faculty or Adult Community
    • Survey
    • Preparing for Parents Letter for Parents
    • Developing Values
    • Preview Questions for Interviews
    • Overview
    • Preparing for the Students Details of the Day
    • Spelling List
    • Resources for Teachers and Parents
    • Resources for Student

Part Two: Lesson Plans

  • Table of Contents for Lesson Plans
  • Student Lesson Book Entry Sequence
  • Optional Lessons for Day Five through Eighteen
  • Student Lesson Book Entry Sequence for Optional Lessons

Part Three: Supplements

  • Teacher's Evaluation of Student
  • Student's Evaluation of Teacher
  • Reviewing the Work
  • About the Author

Rites of Passage Workbook

Creating Ritual and Ceremony

Linda Knodle

Large format, saddle stitched

$13.50

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Over the years, I have followed Linda Knodle's "Coming of Age" curriculum work with great interest and no small amount of gratitude.  She has opened doors and hearts for both students and adults, and has been instrumental in bringing human warmth and wisdom into the realm of what is generally called "sex education."

This little booklet continues the journey in a deeply practical way that is informed by love and a beautiful understanding of the human heart.  In it is a training exploration for adults seeking to offer their children and students meaningful ceremony to mark the key events of coming of age.

As with homeopathic remedies, its size is in inverse proportion to its healing capacity, and it is my hope that it is never just read, but is actually worked through by enthusiastic adults throughout the world.  The results of that working, I am convinced, will gift our students with an open-hearted understanding of their own sexuality and capacity for love.

Hathor the Moon Cow

Sex Education - A Creative Approach

Alan Whitehead

Softbound

$22.95

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I think this journey into human sexuality - and how to convey its physical, social and spiritual realities and outcomes to children (beginning at around age 12 for direct teaching) is one of the most refreshing approaches I've ever read. In the author's usual humorous and relaxed style, virtually every topic of importance is touched upon - actually, delved into far beyond the surface - in a way that is open, engaging and utterly unabashed. I can imagine this one volume being of enormous help to both teachers and parents as they guide children into a healthy adulthood.

Service at the Heart of Learning

Patti Smith & J. Eva Nagel

An AWSNA Research Project

Folder Bound

$5.00

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An exploration of "Service-Learning", it's relationship to successful Waldorf school "Side by Side" approaches, an evaluation of such programs and descriptions of their contents.

Survey Report: AWSNA HS Research Project #1

AWSNA High School Research Project

Artistic and Academic Portfolios, Alternatives to College, Scholarship Web Sites, Social- Emotional Skills

Compiled by David Mitchell

Spiral Bound

$16.00

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This book summarizes results of a questionnaire sent to every Waldorf high school in North America in 1999. Schools were asked to report (1) their guidelines for senior artistic and/or academic portfolios, (2) whether and what alternatives to college they suggest to their seniors, and (3) what specific social/emotional skills they work on with their students, including stress management, time management, sexuality, mental health, conflict resolution, study skills, communications skills, human boundary issues, listening skills, and life management. Some additional research undertaken by the AWSNA High School Research Project Committee is also included.