Splinters of the Sun, by Betty StaleyWaldorf Publications
Master teacher Betty Staley brings us into the world of the Waldorf twelfth grader through the Russian Literature main lesson. She touches upon Akhmatova, Dostoyevsky, Pasternak, Pushkin, Tolstoy, Solzhenitsyn, and Sakharov, giving biographical glimpses and citing significant passages from their writings. The history, geography, religion, and myths of Russia are also considered. The particular developmentally recognized qualities of a student at this stage of his/her life stand as a backdrop to the content and show the purpose of studying about the Russian soul at this particular time.