High School

  • Teaching Parzival in 11th Grade

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Barbara Benson   In a Waldorf school, Wolfram Von Eschenbach’s  Parzival  is taught in the 11th grade English Literature class. It dovetails nicely with the history classes for 11th graders which cover Rome, Medieval and Renaissance history. In my…

  • Reflections on Creating a 12th grade World Literature course

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Barbara Benson I have finally reached that “last class” as a homeschooling educator. My youngest is entering her homeschooling senior year in high school in the fall. I am truly her specialist teacher now as most of her classes…

  • Classical Physics

    Posted by Christopherus

    For science this semester, we are focusing mainly on physics. For a number of years I have been aware of the Teaching Company, an organization which produces lecture series on every topic imaginable, delivered by hand-picked college professors. Many homeschoolers…

  • A Freshman to Senior Timeline for High School Homeschoolers interested in College

    Posted by Christopherus

    by Barbara Benson I realize that there are few of you homeschoolers that are currently teaching high school, but since it is very much on my mind these days with my youngest daughter, I thought I would share a brief…

  • Homeschooling High School

    Posted by Christopherus

    It’s a big decision to homeschool for the high school years. Assuming that you have considered all your options and everyone is clear that homeschooling is the right choice for your family, here are some considerations for a Waldorf inspired…

  • From Norse Myths to Beowulf

    Posted by Christopherus

    By Donna Simmons (2009) Now that I am teaching high school students (as I have been doing for the past 5 years) I often have the opportunity to see how material covered and experienced in the students when they were…

  • Help with Physics – Middle Years and High School

    Posted by Christopherus

    I know it’s only April, but if you’re like me, you’re already thinking about next year’s homeschooling adventures! And judging by the number of first grade syllabuses and other things we’re selling at the moment, there are a lot of…

  • Homeschool High School

    Posted by Christopherus

    Well, Gabriel, my 14 year old, decided to return home. He spent a semester and a little bit at the vaguely Waldorf high school where I was teaching and has had enough. He has come home. So now both my…

  • Mood and Main Lesson Material

    Posted by Christopherus

    Each year when the administrator at the Waldorf-ish high school where I teach part time asks me “when would work for you to teach your main lessons?” I like to sit a bit and think about what it is that…

  • Upper Grades Chemistry

    Posted by Christopherus

    Working with a Waldorf approach to science in the home is extremely difficult. A Goethean approach, one which is empirical, holistic and creative, can be very frustrating to achieve as soon as one leaves the natural sciences behind. And chemistry…

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