A Journey Through Time in Verse and Rhyme

Poems collected by Heather Thomas



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A Journey through Time is a resource book to treasure, an invaluable collection of poetry for use by teachers at every stage of elementary school. The poems are arranged by age group from 6 to 14 and support the subject matter of lessons, from botany and physics to history and astronomy, and, of course, English. Works by Shakespeare, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning appear along with the refreshingly unfamiliar. Also included are meditative verses for teachers. It is wonderful to see A Journey through Time beautifully hardbound at long last - and a joy to see it back in print.

A Children's Anthologia - A Gathering of Flowers

50 Poems for Primary and Junior High School

Alan Whitehead



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Follow the winding curriculum road with a verse at hand for each new turn! Alan's poems for classes 1-8 go to the heart of the subject with verses humorous, serious, charming, and poignent. Each one of them is "just right" for the age group and subject addressed; each one is sure to add a dash more beauty and depth to the lesson.

Verses cover language arts, mathematics, social studies, science and the festivals. Includes the 12 Greek Zodiacal Rhythms, the 7 Meters and 7 Speech Styles.

Colloquium on World History

Symptomatology and Shifts in the Evolution of Consciousness

AWSNA High School Research Project



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With the goal of exploring a symptomatological approach to teaching World History in Waldorf high schools, eight members of the Waldorf High School Research project gathered to present papers and discuss viewpoints, approaches and ideas. The results of this meeting held in March of 2000 are presented in this books and offer much food for thought and inspiration for teaching.


  • Waldorf High School Research Project - Descriptin and Mission Statement
  • Introduction to Teaching History in a Waldorf High School
  • Introduction to the Colloquium on World History
  • The Symptomatological Approach in the Teaching of History
  • Four Goals of the Colloquium
  • The Role of Humanities in Waldorf High Schools: Thoughts from Colloquium Members
  • Teaching Ancient History in the Tenth Grade: Exploring Egypt through Symptoms: A Vignette - Eric Philpott
  • thoughts by the Participants Following the Presentation on Ancient History
  • Jan Hus: A Vignette - Eric Philpott
  • What is Modern? - Karl Fredrickson
  • The Printing Press as Symptom of Change of Relationship between the Individual and Outer Authority: A Vignette - Betty Staley
  • A Conversation about the Consciousness Soul and the History of Reading
  • A Conversation on the Teacher's Role Concerning Contemporary Issues
  • The Middle Ages and the Advent of the New Mysteries: Medieval English - John Wulsin
  • Thoughts about Symptoms and Examples: Karl Fredrickson
  • Thoughts and Symptoms: Anne Greer
  • Symptoms: David Sloan, John Wulsin, Betty Staley, Douglas Gerwin
  • Appendices:
    • History by Eugen Kolisko
    • What Is History About? by A. C. Harwood
    • History Bibliography

The Spirit in Human Evolution

Martyn Rawson


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Martyn Rawson, seasoned Waldorf teacher and biologist, takes the reader on a journey into modern anthropological thinking from the perspective of a spiritual scientist.

Chapters include:

  • Self-knowledge, Truth, and Goodness
  • Contextual Thinking Versus Reductionist Thinking
  • Anthroposophical Anthropology and the Developing Human Being
  • First Steps
  • Lucy, Flatface, and Friends
  • Working Man