|Title:||Geography and Man's Responsibility for the Earth|
|Categories:||Middle School, Science, Geography, General Waldorf Curriculum|
|Publisher:||Rudolf Steiner College Press|
|Number of pages:||27|
Of the many varied subjects taught in a Waldorf school, geography occupies a unique position in the curriculum. The meaning of the word 'Geographia' (from Gaea: the Greek goddess Earth, and Graphia: writing) offers a key to the understanding of its essence. 'Earth writing' consists of an alphabet made up of rocks, of plants, of animals, and in fact of human beings themselves. Mountains, lakes, rivers-every manifestation of nature is part of this sublime and intricate script. The study of geography calls upon us to read the living writing of the Book of Nature, to relate the various kingdoms to one another, to understand the interplay within a momentous drama that is constantly unfolding to our senses. . . .
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