Human Biology & Health

Muscles and Bones

Grades 7 & 8 Curriculum Resource

Charles Kovacs

Softbound

$20.00

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It amazes me each time a new book by Charles Kovacs appears that a single person could gift so very many with the fruits of his work. In Kovacs' case, these gifts seem to just continue to pour out into the world.

Muscles and Bones is a wonderful overview of the material to be covered in the human physiology, anatomy, health and hygiene blocks of the Waldorf curriculum for Grades 7 and 8. It is illustrated throughout with really wonderful drawings and conveyed in the clear and insightful prose we have all come to expect from Kovacs. Kovacs' is someone whose soul-strength continues to work powerfully within the world even after his passing. This is simply great material!

Uprightness, Weight and Balance

Human Biology in Grade Eight

Manfred von Mackensen
Claudia Algöwer
Andreas Bielfeld-Ackermann

Copiously illustrated with black-and-white drawings

Softbound

$14.00

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The authors bring us a detailed phenomenological study of anatomy for the eighth grade. Included are practical exercises for the students to discover the scientific basis for uprightness, balance, and their polarity with gravity or weight. Many illustrations help to visualize the underlying concepts. An outstanding resource!

The Dynamic Heart and Circulation

Edited by Craig Holdrege

Softbound

$15.00

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Based on years of Goethean science research, the essays in this book provide a dynamic view of the heart and circulatory system, providing a wealth of factual material that a teacher can use for his or her blocks. This book will also be useful to anthroposophical and holistic health practitioners, as well as to scientists interested in a Goethean approach to human biology.

 

Food, Nutrition and Health

Grade 8 Block Lesson Resource

Eric Fairman

A Path of Discovery Book - originally published as part of the Grade 8 program, reproduced here together with additional material

Comb Bound

$21.00

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Eric Fairman has taken this key 8th grade block lesson from his Path of Discovery - Grade 8 and expanded it to include more information on each topic previously covered, as well as new material on the role of exercise and our own food choices. New also is a list of references for anthroposphical and alternative resources.

Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Milk
  • Honey
  • Plants in Nutrition
  • Carbohydrates
  • Sugar
  • Different sugars
  • Starch
  • Cellulose
  • Protein
  • Fats and Oils
  • Mineral Salts
  • Vitamins
  • Aqua Vita (Water)
  • What We Eat
  • Exercise
  • Herbs
  • Drugs and Addictions
  • Reference Source

Nutrition, Health, Anthropology

For Classes 7/8 (Ages 13/14)

Roy Wilkinson

$6.50

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At around the age of thirteen, students become increasingly aware of their physical body and they should, therefore, learn something about nutrition, conditions of health, their own bodily structure and their relationship to the world generally.

- Roy Wilkinson

Themes touched on in this book include: feelings and experiences related to food, ways of growing crops and raising animals, medicinal uses of plants, life forces in plants, elements of a healthy diet, chemical fertilizers and food additives, bread making, raw and cooked foods, digestion, food for the soul, breathing and blood circulation, conditions of health, the human skeleton, threefoldness in the human form, the human being and the universe.

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

$37.95

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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

Hathor the Moon Cow

Sex Education - A Creative Approach

Alan Whitehead

Softbound

$24.95

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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.