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Renee Schwartz

Hello! I have four children (ages 21, 19, 18, and 8) and I have been a Waldorf homeschool consultant since 2005. Thousands of people a year from around the world visit my website. I hold an M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction, with additional training in Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia methods. I am currently part of Cycle 11 of the Applied Arts Program for Waldorf Handwork teachers ( I am also the lead teacher at Little Bluestem, a homeschool co-op located in Southern Illinois ( I share my ongoing collection of curriculum notes from my own classroom for free online at Please note that I am an Amazon Affiliate.

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About this course

Welcome to this yearlong course on planning for U.S. History in Grade 8.  This course will focus on helping you support your homeschooled 8th grader in transitioning to more independent work through a yearlong in-depth study of this topic.  

A small cohort of families (limited to 25) will travel through the course together, sharing resources and suggestions for each time period in U.S. History.  By the end of the year, we will have all gone on an amazing journey!  This course series is about collaboration and group support, along with personalized help from me... including 10 live Zoom "work sessions" where we focus on planning for the coming month.  

Make friends and ask questions as you work through this inspiring, do-able, step by step course.  Just $50.00.  This is a 'go at your own pace course' and you can refer to it forever!