Roy Wilkinson Curriculum Guides

The Temperaments in Education

Roy Wilkinson

Softbound booklet

$6.50

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This is an extremely conscise, highly useful explanation of the temperaments and how to work with them to the advantage of all students in a classroom. Filled with anecdotes, examples, even illutrations of the different drawing styles of each temperament, any parent or teacher will find this to be the sort of book you pull out again and again.

Teaching English

Roy Wilkinson

Saddle Stitched

$9.95

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England's most prolific master teacher offers a concise overview of the task and method of imparting a sound understanding of English (or any mother language) to students in grades 1 through 8.

Topics Covered:

  • Teaching English
  • The Origin of Language
  • The Various Aspects of Language
  • Child Development
  • Practical Work - General
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Grammar
  • Compositions
  • Literature
  • Discussions of Class Work, grade by grade

Interpretation of Fairy Tales

Roy Wilkinson

$11.95

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Interesting and useful, Wilkinson offers interpretations of the most beloved of the Grimm's fairy tales.

Fairy Tales considered are:

  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Mother Holle
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • The Golden Goose
  • Strong Hans
  • The Travelling Musicians
  • The Frog Prince
  • The Wolf and the Seven Little Kids
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • The Valiant Little Tailor
  • The Billy Goats Gruff
  • Jack and the Beanstalk
  • The Shoes that Were Danced to Pieces
  • The Fisherman and His Wife
  • Tom Thumb
  • Snow-White and Rose-Red
  • The Queen Bee
  • Cinderella
  • The Table, the Donkey and the Stick
  • The White Snake
  • The Three Languages
  • Iron Henry
  • King Thrushbeard
  • Star Money
  • The Devil and the Three Golden Hairs
  • The Shroud
  • The Water of Life
  • Rapunzel
  • The Goose Girl at the Well
  • The Poor Miller's Boy and the Cat
  • The Golden Bird
  • Hans in Luck
  • The Crystal Ball
  • Simeli Mountain
  • The Sleeping Beauty
  • Spindle, Shuttle and Needle
  • The Three Little Men in the Wood

Commentary on Old Testament Stories

Roy Wilkenson

Softbound

$15.50

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Mr. Wilkenson summarizes the stories in an easily readable manner and then comments very concisely on their more significant aspects. Rudolf Steiner gave many indications about the Old Testament but they are scattered throughout his work and Mr. Wilkenson has "digested" these and related them to the appropriate stories. He also refers to valuable non-biblical sources such as the legends surrounding the birth of Abraham. He relates the events to contemporary happenings in other cultures, for example that the Exodus from Egypt took place at about the same time as the fall of Troy.

- an appreciative reader

Teaching Geography - Wilkinson

Roy Wilkinson

$5.95

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Contents Include:

  • Introduction
  • The Playground of the Winds
  • The Story of Leeds
  • The Story of Edenbridge
  • Discussions of content, approach, method by students' age from 10 to 18 years

The Human Being and the Animal World

Roy Wilkinson

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Up to age nine, children do not differentiate clearly between their own inner life and the world outside. They experience the animals as brothers and sisters who can speak and act as human beings. Types of animals have been characterized in the fables which Waldorf students have heard in their early years. At age nine, the student experiences the separation of him/herself from the world. Teaching students about the relationship of animals to human beings rebuilds the bridge between the student and the world.

Contents include:

  • Rudolf Steiner's Ideas on Evolution
  • The Human Being and the Animal Compared
  • The Group Soul
  • The Threefold Human Being
  • The Cow
  • The Horse
  • The Elephant
  • The Lion
  • The Camel
  • The Dog
  • Birds and Fish

The Norse Stories and their Significance

Roy Wilkinson

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At first sight, the Norse stories appear to be a weird and wonderful collection of tales, illogical in sequence and with no coherent theme. . . . However that may be, there is in the Norse stories a great depth of knowledge and, fragmentary as they are, they are probably relics of old Mystery wisdom. They present a picture of evolution, of the creation and development of the human being and his connection with higher beings; they show the human being's struggle with adverse powers, the fading of the old world conception and the birth of the ego which leads to new powers of perception.

- Roy Wilkinson

Contains 28 stories, beautifully retold, with commentary by the author.

Teaching History - Volume 2

The Middle Ages - From the Renaissance to the Second World War

Roy Wilkinson

$13.95

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In the History curriculum for 7th and 8th Grades in a Waldorf school, the focus is on the developing individual human biography and consciousness, from the Renaissance and Age of Discovery to the great upheavals and new inventions in modern times. At any given time there are both backward-looking and forward-looking elements. This books follows a timeline through the history of Europe and North America. References suggest ways to weave in similar material from other cultures. These can also be included in Geography and Literature studies if the History period allotment is too confining.

Contents include:

  • Middle Ages - Teutons, Arab expansion, Charlemagne, Feudalism, Crusades, Church and State, Towns, Universities, Natural Science, Nationalism, Religion, England, Knights and Chivalry, Monasteries (6th Grade)
  • Renaissance - Art, Literature, Learning (Erasmus), Politics, Social Life, Discoveries, Commerce, Science, Biographies (7th Grade)
  • Age of Rationalism - Thirty Years' War, Louis XIV, Civil War in England, Russia, and America, Science and Culture, Prussia (Frederick the Great), Industrial Revolution, Colonization, American War of Independence, French Revolution (8th Grade)
  • 19th & 20th Centuries - Napoleonic Wars, American Civil War, Trade with the Far East, Empire building, Scientific investigation and its impact, Russian Revolution, Biographies, Capitalism and Communism (8th grade)

Teaching Physics and Chemistry

Ages 12/13/14

Roy Wilkinson

$14.95

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A remarkably comprehensive and concise detailing of the subject matter and methods to be used for science blocks in Waldorf 7th and 8th grades. Includes instructions for demonstrations and experiments, along with explanatory line drawings.

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Sound
  • Light and Colour
  • Heat
  • Magnetism and Electricity
  • Mechanics
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • Meteorology and Climatology
  • Combustion
  • Salts and Salt-Formation
  • The Metals
  • The Organic World
  • The Nature of Substance