Urban Prairie Waldorf School

From an 8th grade lesson book on Meteorology

Eighth Grade

 

The Curriculum:

 

Mathematics

  • Practical math
  • Number bases
  • Set theory
  • Pre-algebra

 

Music

  • Elizabethan songs
  • Symphonic form
  • Chorus and orchestra
  • Improvisation

Language Arts

  • Original writing
  • Newspaper reporting
  • Business and practical writing
  • Play writing
  • Oral recitation and drama

 

Art

  • Sculpting
  • Advanced painting
  • Advanced drawing techniques

Geography

  • World geography focusing on Asia, Australia, and Antartica

Sports & Movement

  • Team games and sports
  • Long distance running
  • Track and field sports

 

Literature

  • Shakespeare
  • Epic and dramatic poetry
  • Stories of different people around the world

 

Spanish and Mandarin Immersion Classes

  • Grammar
  • Written composition
  • Biographies
  • Historical and cultural topics

 

Natural Sciences

  • Chemistry: organic chemistry, metals, gasses, solids
  • Physiology: bones, muscles, the ye, body chemistry
  • Physics: acoustics, heat, meteorology, hydraulics, aerodynamics

 

Eurythmy

  • Challenging concentration exercises
  • Ballads and humorous pieces

History

  • 1700-present
  • American and French Revolutions
  • Industrial Revolution
  • modern American history

Practical Arts

  • Metalworking
  • Woodworking – building a useful project

 

Handwork

  • Advanced knitting and felting
  • Sew clothing on a machine

Field Trip

  • A week long trip that includes a community service aspect
  • Visit local points of interest that support the sixth grade curriculum.