The Age of Revolution
A wonderful overview of world history from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries for children which is written in Charles Kovacs’s warm and expressive style.
This fascinating time period includes the French, American and Industrial Revolutions. Kovacs chooses pertinent stories which create a tapestry showing the development of humankind from medieval times, when every person had their place in the hierarchy of society, to the awakening of individuality in modern times.
This is a fascinating and engaging resource for teachers and home schoolers which is used in the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum for 13-14 year old’s.
About the Author
Charles Kovacs (1907–2001) was born in Vienna, Austria. He left in 1938 and joined the British Army in East Africa. After the War he settled in Britain, and in 1956 he took over a class at the Rudolf Steiner School in Edinburgh, where he remained a class teacher until his retirement in 1976. He died in 2001. His extensive lesson notes have been a useful and inspiring resource material for many teachers; he also gave over 300 lectures to adults and was in demand as a speaker. He is the author of numerous books for Waldorf teaching, as well as The Spiritual Background to Christian Festivals and The Apocalypse in Rudolf Steiner’s Lecture Series.