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Charles Kovacs

Softbound

$16.95

Charles Kovacs’ ability to knowledgeably present any part of the Waldorf curriculum with warmth, grace and depth never ceases to amaze and delight me. His lesson notes, no matter the subject, are always useful and inspiring and interesting in the way that non-fiction seldom is.

In Botany, Kovacs provides a tour de force through the Waldorf 5th/6th grade Botany curriculum – He beautifully characterizes and describes different plants and the families of which they are a part, how they look, how they grow, where they live, what they do. There are sketches illustrating key features, chapters about seeds, butterflies, pollen in addition to those about specific plants and plant types. At the end is a long section about the plants we human beings use.

All of this is prefaced with one of the best essays I’ve ever read about the developmental stage of the 5th and 6th grader, and how to meet their needs educationally.

Another great Kovacs book – what a gift to students and teachers, whether in the classroom or at home!

Prevention, Treatment and Healing

Dr. Johannes Wilkens, Gert Böhm

Translated by Peter Clemm

Softbound

$30.00

Mistletoe is a parasitic evergreen plant that lives on trees such apple and elm. Modern complementary therapies for cancer increasingly make use of mistletoe preparations. However, mistletoe grows on many different trees, and the properties of the plant vary according to the host.  Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer presents, for the first time, an important reference for practitioners on the characteristics of each type of mistletoe and the kinds of cancers they are best suited to treat. Thirteen host trees are described, covering aspects from mythology and botany to homeopathy and flower essences. The authors pull the various characteristics together, providing a unique guide to the different types of mistletoe and which patients might benefit most from the individual varieties. The results will be useful not only in treating cancer, but also in prevention.

Mistletoe Therapy for Cancer includes specific case studies, as well as notes on supplementary therapies using metals.

Jakob Streit

Softbound

$10.00

This story reader for younger children relates the adventures of a honeybee named Little Bee Sunbeam. The little bee is in a search for a particularly good nectar to make honey when it suddenly becomes very cold. Honeybees cannot fly when the temperature drops so abruptly and our little bee must spend the night alone in the forest where an exciting adventure unfolds.

I would recommend it for Grade 5 as a reader based on the level of vocabulary used – it also fits in beautlifully with the Botany lesson block. For grades 3 and up, it can be used as a story to be read by an adult.

Jakob Streit

Softbound

$10.00

Streit’s father was a beekeeper and it was in early childhood that Jakob developed a passion for the honeybee. This exquisite reader factually and scientifically allows one to enter into the magic and mysterious world of the bees.

The Bee Book offers a beautiful transition from the Animal and Human Being lesson block of Grade 4 to the Botany lesson block of Grade 5 – and would be an appropriate reader for those grade level.

Poems collected by Heather Thomas

Hardbound

$37.50

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 Program of a Waldorf Grade School Teacher

Eric K. Fairman

$21.00

Please see the blurb for Volume 1: Grade 1 for my very enthusiastic review of Eric Fairman’s terrific work!

The Contents of Vol. 5: Grade 5 are:

  • Introduction and Acknowledgments,
  • Ancient Mythologies: Australian Aboriginal Creation Legend, Ancient Mythologies: Which Stories to Tell?, Ancient Mythologies: Greek Olympics;
  • Botany – the Lily and the Rose, Botany: Plant and Human Being, Botany: The Four Kingdoms of Nature, Botany: The Form of the Plant, Botany: Roots, Stalks, Leaves, Botany: Photosynthesis, Botany: Pollination and Fruits, Botany: Hidden Wonders, Botany: Australian Aboriginal Flower Legend;
  • Mathematics: Measurement – a short history, The Decimal System, Using Division to Change Fractions, Decimals and the Four Processes, Use of Decimals in Graphs, Pie charts; Geometry;
  • Poems and Verses;
  • Children’s Reading List;
  • Bibliography;
  • Annual Lesson Schedule

Spiritual Syllabus Science Curriculum Guide for Grades 7 & 8

Alan Whitehead

$18.95

Astronomy, Australian Botany, Anatomy, Animal Physiology, Electrical Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Botanical Classification, The Petrosphere, Ecology, Timber Technology