Any thoughts on these two curricula?
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Live Ed! versus Enkipost #1 of 111/11/14 at 12:43pmThread Starterpost #2 of 111/14/14 at 11:21am
Enki was reviewed by one of our members.
These threads discuss both Live Ed and Enki:
Hope this helps!post #3 of 111/14/14 at 12:08pmThread Starterpost #4 of 112/23/14 at 4:50pm
I have used both Enki and Live-Ed.
I used Enki for my girls from 1st - 3rd grades. I had an amazing experience using the materials. At first glance, it seems like a large investment, but so many of the materials are usable all the way through 5th grade. With Enki, you have not only more stories than can be used in a year, but instructions on painting, crafts, handwork, songs, community songs, recorder lessons for you and for the children, science, math, movement, developmental guidance, and the philosophy behind the work. This is not strict Waldorf. It resonated with me, as I felt it kept to the same developmental approach and basic curricula, yet brought many of the ideas up to the 21st century. The stories have all been crafted for each grade, so that it truly resonates with the age of the child. It leaves you, as the teacher, many options for proceeding, with guidance all along the way.
I used Live-Ed for 4th grade, which I also enjoyed. I thought that the blocks were beautifully laid out. But for the investment, I still had to go and search out materials on my own. This is a very straight forward Waldorf curricula. The pictures are vary inspiring. I felt very glad that I had the experience of Enki, so I felt comfortable supplementing and finding the support I needed.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions.
deborahpost #5 of 112/23/14 at 5:10pmThread Starterpost #6 of 112/23/14 at 5:35pmpost #7 of 112/23/14 at 6:00pmThread Starterpost #8 of 112/25/14 at 7:04pmpost #9 of 112/26/14 at 3:44amThread Starter
No. It believes there are many paths up the same mountain, each one having equal value, but you don't have to be religious to use it. It wouldn't suit a fundamentalist or orthodox type or a staunch atheist. You can read more about this specific question on the Enki Experience google group.post #10 of 112/26/14 at 7:18ampost #11 of 112/28/14 at 2:15pmEnki is not geared towards any religion. It has a strong multi-cultural focus, so there will be exploration of different cultures within the curriculum. My opinion is that it can work for anyone, whether atheist, Orthodox, or any religion at all, if you want to bring in
multicultural knowledge to your child's education.
I'm using Enki K now and plan to use it through as many grades for which an Enki curriculum is available. Then I will likely use Live Ed (I own Live Ed K and used it the year prior to purchasing Enki K) and continuing to apply the Enki principles.
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