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|On the net however I have read that some Steiner schools in Germany were openly anti-semitic and that in lessons they taught about Atlantis as if it had really existed.|
Originally Posted by canndw
I can't comment on what some schools (or some teachers) have done. I have one daughter who is a waldorf 1-8 graduate, a second finishing eighth grade this year, and a third in fifth grade. We (we're not Jewish) certainly haven't seen anything that looks anything like anti-semitism; much of third grade (where curriculum includes Old Testament stories) involves including Jewish traditions and festivals, including a Passover seder that we have to hold offsite because of the number of persons attending.
Ditto with Atlantis; neither of the older two ever had it in their lessons. The third is in fifth grade now, so if it were to show up, it would be this year sometime. If it does, I will asking about it, you can be sure.
Fifth grade is not learning history as such, but myths and cultural traditions (greek gods, ancient India, etc.). History begins with Rome in sixth grade.