Here is a simple outline of the Waldorf curriculum that you can use as you plan your homeschooling lessons. A great starting point to learn what the Waldorf curriculum can do for your child. And how each of the main subjects is brought.
The Waldorf curriculum:
- emphasizes the whole child,
- matches specific stages of child development,
- integrates the arts throughout the curriculum, and
- includes everyone of the seven multiple intelligences.
|Language Arts||storytelling, recitation, speech exercises, form drawing, rhythmic walking, literature, composition, reading, writing.|
|Mathematics||quality of numbers, rhythmic counting, four operations, multiplication tables, number patterns, money, time, measurement, fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry.|
|Science||animal and nature studies, gardening, cooking; earth sciences and eco-literacy progress naturally into biology, botany, chemistry and physics in later grades.|
|Social Studies||community awareness, geography, history that is chronological and inclusive of the world’s great civilizations, multicultural studies, moral education.|
|Foreign Languages||languages presented orally in early years through games, poems and songs; reading, writing and grammar that build on oral work introduced in grade four.|
|Music||pentatonic flute or recorder, singing, violin, orchestra, choir.|
|Art||drawing, water color painting, clay modeling, sculpture.|
|Drama||plays, both puppet and staged.|
|Handwork||knitting, crocheting, cross stitch, sewing, crafts.|
|Physical Education||folk dancing, gymnastics, eurythmy, cooperative and traditional games.|
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