Amazing! 6-8 weeks of African Drumming lessons as part of the ninth grade Earthschooling Waldorf music block. As an optional add-on, or for students not following a pure Waldorf curriculum schedule, this lesson can also be used for students in G6 and up and can be repeated on a yearly basis. In this 2 part – 60 minute series, our experienced drumming teacher takes you through the history of African drumming, different rhythms, practice sessions, traditional songs, cultural applications and much more. The video will show you, as the teacher or student, how each ten-minute section of video can be taught, learned and practiced over one week of music lessons. No one will want to miss this one! This is “officially” a G9 lesson block. However, you can teach it earlier. Or, like our class did, you can use it over multiple years. You can see an interview with our drumming instructor here…
You begin this block with 5-minutes of vintage video footage of the Gettysburg Reunion in 1913, followed by a printable Gettysburg Address and short slideshow presentation of a recreation enactment. In a 6-page lesson explore more about the meanings of the Gettysburg Address, memorize it, and perform this historic speech for others. Learn all about Hardtack, what it was, and how to make your own! Watch a 27-minute video on Dress in the Civil War created exclusively for Earthschooling by a historian and follow this with a lesson on hair art. Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to have been a Civil War soldier? In the Life as a Civil War Soldier Activity you can do just that with full color photos and letter-writing lessons!
This block begins with a 102-page Elizabethan England lesson that incorporates reading, writing, cooking, sewing, carpentry, and even art lessons! In addition, Waldorf teacher Rick Tan has created a chalk drawing tutorial and video for this block exclusively for Earthschooling called, Drawing Queen Elizabeth. There is a 10-page Shakespeare lesson guide with assignments to go along with the Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet units. A video tutorial with artist Joey Tan called How to draw Shakespeare rounds out this rich and exciting block.
This block includes a 90-page teacher/lesson guide with assignments, readings, illustrations, charts, living book excerpts, and a 107-page book about inventor James Watt, detailing his life and creations. Learn about agriculture, industry, inventions, and financial changes during this period of history. While studying the importance of the sewing machine, what better way to learn its significance than sewing your own market bag!? Included also in the block is a printed lesson and pattern to use as you follow along with the 20-minute sewing machine video tutorial created exclusively for Earthschooling.
This block takes you through the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, and the Bill of Rights. Students can begin the unit with a Timeline Activity for the American Revolutionary period. Then a 17-page unit on the Declaration of Independence with lessons on creating a paper and cardboard puppet show as well as a video on declaring our independence from Great Britain. Finally, a 24-page unit on the Bill of Rights, video on ratifying them, and an assignment to write and perform a skit for and against the need for a Bill of Rights completes this important time in United States history. Three videos are included with this lesson.
This block is full of illustrations, experiments, video, and in-depth teacher lessons including a 34 page unit reviewing the scientific method, physics energy, and thermodynamics, and a 40 page unit on organic chemistry where your student will learn all about sugars, starches, proteins, and fats in relation to their function, and finally a section educating about alcohol and what its effects are. To finish this block there is a 15 minute cross hatching and anatomy demonstration video by Waldorf teacher Rick Tan complete with a printable illustration to deepen the study of the human body through art!
This block includes 2 projects sure to spark creativity and encourage confidence! A hinged-lid box with 28-page guide and detailed suggested supplies will take you step-by-step with illustrations, allowing your student to work alongside the 32-minute video tutorial (or the teacher can prepare for class using the video tutorial). The second project is building a 3-legged stool and includes a 26- page detailed guide and supply list to go along with a 21-minute video tutorial. Start building! Both videos were done by a professional woodworker exclusively for Earthschooling!
*And the best part? These projects do not require any fancy woodworking equipment or electronic equipment. Our skilled woodworking instructor specifically designed these to be done “by hand”.
This block takes you through WWI, the Great Depression, WWII, the Holocaust, and the Cold War. Divided into 7 parts, the block includes just over 500-pages of teacher/student lessons and activities, readings, historical literature, letters, and pictures/illustrations. There are mapping, timeline, writing, and art assignments throughout. A-16 minute official United States Army documentary is included in the block, helping your student to visualize what life would have been like as a soldier in WWI. This is a block not only educational for the student but teachers as well!!
This package includes ALL the language lessons from First Grade to Eighth Grade (see individual listings for details). The regular cost for all of these lessons would be over $200.00 (including the eighth grade block that is still unlisted). Purchasing all these language blocks together you receive a discount.