Philosophy: Justice
updated September 19, 2016

Recorded here is my own personal collection of articles, resources, favorite links, teaching ideas, and lesson plans. It encompasses many years, from the very beginning of my experience studying and learning about Waldorf to the present time. People from all around the world visit my site and recommend it to others. Welcome!

This site records my journey. I hope my honesty is encouraging and helps break down some barriers that may prevent people from trying Waldorf ideas. Because this is an ongoing site documenting my curriculum experiences and ideas, some materials are more Waldorf-y than others. Please feel free to take what you like and leave the rest.

Philosophy lesson plans
for children

WHEN to teach Philosophy is a source of great contention; I leave it up to your discretion. I am comfortable teaching it in elementary and middle school. Others would insist high school.

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Booklist: Essential Text

Little Big Minds: Sharing Philosophy with Kids

by Marietta McCarty

You will not be able to successfully teach children philosophy simply by looking at the booklist below; you will need her book (above) for her teaching tips, discussion questions, and exercises for

    The Topic,
    The Philosophers,
    Dignity, and
    Children's Rights.

Booklist: Resources

Marietta suggests the following:

Teachers as Cultural Workers

Paulo Freire

The Politics of Education

Paulo Freire

Pedagogy of the Oppressed

Paulo Freire

Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals

Immanuel Kant

Observations on the Feeling of the Beautiful and the Sublime

Immanuel Kant

Beatrice's Goat

Pat McBrier

"The Strand" poem

Seamus Heaney

"On the Pulse of Morning" poem
Maya Angelou

Bob Dylan and Philosophy

ed. Peter Vernezze and Carl Porter

"Blowin' in the Wind" song

Bob Dylan

"Blowin' in the Wind," "Why? The King of Love is Dead," "To Be Young, Gifted, and Black" songs

Nina Simone

"Blowin' in Wind" song

Peter, Paul, and Mary

"Blowin' in the Wind" song

Stevie Wonder

"Lincoln Portrait"

composer Aaron Copland, narrator James Earl Jones

I also recommend:

Landfill Harmonic video

The Story of Stuff video

The Morrow Report: "Lost in Translation: Latinos, Schools, and Society" video

Heifer International catalogue/website

Kiva website

One Hen - How One Small Loan Made a Big Difference

Katie Smith Milway

This Child, Every Child: A Book about the World s Children

David J Smith

If America Were a Village: A Book about the People of the United States

David J Smith

If the World Were a Village - Second Edition: A Book about the World s People

David J Smith

One Well: The Story of Water on Earth

Rochelle Strauss

Wangari's Trees of Peace

Jeanette Winter

A Life Like Mine: How Children Live Around the World


The Donkey and the Rock


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