What is written is likely to be reorganized and rewritten. Note that timing of lessons has not been completed, and content may have to be adjusted, shortened, or redistributed between lessons.
Ideally, this material is designed to follow lessons taught in grades 3, 4, and 5, however, much of it can have significant impact without the earlier lessons.
The Advanced Personhood curriculum runs in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades, for one quarter in each grade. It is designed to:
Typically, this class would be taught for two "periods" per week for one quarter, at each grade level. That is a nominal 18 class periods of about 40 to 55 minutes per year. It is assumed that some days will be lost due to field trips, etc.
A letter should be prepared and sent home explaining to parents what the school is trying to accomplish in the class grades 6, 7, and 8. (See Example Letter #2 - - - letter2.rtf) It should provide suggestions of how the parents can monitor their students study and progress, and how to help their student in this critical time of their development. It should indicate a Web Page (or reference this web site) where they can see what subjects are being presented in what weeks, and find other aids for working with their children.
Once per semester, there should be a public meeting for parents to attend. Their detailed questions can be answered then. (See Sample Agenda - - - agenda2.rtf)
The Table of Contents for each grade provide links to reach individual lesson plans in HTML or Rich Text Format (*.rtf). You may print an HTML lesson plan directly from the web page where it is presented. Where Teaching Essays or transparencies are part of the lesson, they are shown as links.
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Students are to keep a folder for material that is handed out, or that they create. That folder and its contents should be kept and used throughout the student's stay at this school.
Lessons are presented in a specific sequence. Many are dependent upon prior lessons, therefore do not change their order of presentation without careful consideration of prerequisite lessons.
RTF files provide ready to edit versions, to allow teachers to adapt the lessons to their own needs. If they exist, there will be a Bold Blue X located in the ".rtf" column of each of the files linked to below. Read about how to do a clean download of these for editing and/or printing out hardcopy.
The personhood curriculum includes documents meant to be presented in class. These handouts, transparencies, etc. are listed in each lesson plan. Generally they are available in various formats, depending upon the document's nature. They are:
Web Page *.htm Can be edited with MS Word 97 or
later. Rich Text Format *.rtf These can be read by many word
processors. MS Excel 5.0 *.xls These can be read by later versions of MS
Can be edited with MS Word 97 or later.
Rich Text Format
These can be read by many word processors.
MS Excel 5.0
These can be read by later versions of MS Excel.
They can be downloaded and written into your hard drive or a floppy. With the appropriate software they can be edited. Look for specific files linked to in the lesson plans, Teacher's Prep sections.
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