I’ve been working hard on putting together grade five curriculum guides for my blog at A Waldorf Journey. I’ve just finished the guide for the Fifth Grade Ancient Civilizations blocks. This one is packed with examples of student work (so it takes a bit to download) and it gives a lot of information. I’ve also added it to the Grade Five Bundle for people who want to get all of my curriculum support.
Also, I’m so excited to have come across a great resource for sixth grade!
One of the things in my preparation that I’ve been giving a lot of thought to is how to tell the story of the life of Jesus. Though I live in an area where families would likely be pretty supportive of their children learning about Jesus at school, there is so much out there about him that I want to think carefully about the perspective of him that I present to my students.
I was so glad, then, to find that Deepak Chopra, who wrote my favorite biography of Buddha, has also written a biography of Jesus.
Though I’m just sitting down with it tonight, if his telling of the story of Buddha is any indication, this is going to be a wonderful book. I loved that Buddha was written like historical fiction. Chopra made Buddha completely come alive and I’m sure he’s going to do the same for Jesus in this book.
I can’t wait to get reading!