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Blackboard of the Week

This week's blackboard comes from the Class 6 Astronomy Main Lesson and was drawn by class teacher, Brendan Strobl.

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Date Posted:
13-Feb-2017

This week's blackboard comes from the Class 6 Astronomy Main Lesson and was drawn by class teacher, Brendan Strobl. During this main lesson, students learn the names, pictures and stories of the most common stars and constellations, their movements through the year, the movement of the sun, moon and planets. They gain a relationship to the night sky which accompanies them for the rest of their days.
Below is a quote about the philosophical underpinnings of this main lesson.

“Human Beings will want more and more to connect earth processes with the order of the cosmos; because fundamentally they seek to connect their soul with something of a greater, higher order that lifts confusion of earth into an encompassing whole. The teaching of Astronomy in the middle school, can meet such a seeking, which stirs early in the unconscious. In the students of classes 6 and 7, there is dawning of the first consciousness of their own destiny- a premonition of their own uncertain life.”

Manfred von Mackensen, 2005 (Forward to “Himmelskunde” by Liesbeth Bisterbosch)

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