A Children’s Introduction to Astrology

Course Description:

In this introductory course, children will gain an understanding of the archetypal relevancy of the 12 signs of the zodiac and of the planets. Through the time-honored arts of storytelling, music, rhythm, rhyme, and various visual arts, children will be engaged in a deeply human way with the ancient wisdom of astrology.

This course is offered for two different grade levels: Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6. When registering, please select the appropriate grade level for your child.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, students will have a strong, personal foundation of the underpinnings of astrology. They will:

  • Know the 12 signs of the zodiac and their attributes;
  • Be introduced to the polarities/complements of each sign;
  • Know the 10 planets (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto) as they pertain to astrology, and their attributes;
  • Be eligible for the intermediate course.

Materials Needed:

Course Expectations:

Each session will begin with 10 minutes of movement, poetry, and songs that reflect the material being presented. These activities help to engage the students’ whole bodies and minds and facilitate reception of the material.

Students will be creating their own book of astrology. This “portfolio” will be used as the end-of-course assessment.

Stories/myths/legends will be brought in the ancient form of Storytelling. The teacher will present the given topic orally in a lively, engaging way. With the students’ imagination thus stimulated, the teacher will then guide them in an illustration of the story.

On a subsequent day, the class together will recall/recapitulate the story, with the teacher emphasizing pertinent details. All together they will generate a narrative which students will write into their notebooks.

Course Schedule/Class Routine:

Class Meeting 1:
Introductions: Name, where you live, three things you’d like to share about yourself (if desired )

Class Meeting 2:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Recall/recapitulation of Aries and Libra. Whole-class writing.

Class Meeting 3:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Story of Taurus and Scorpio
Guided drawings

Class Meeting 4:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Recall/recapitulation of Taurus and Scorpio. Whole-class writing.

Class Meeting 5:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Story of Gemini and Sagittarius
Guided drawings

Class Meeting 6:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Recall/recapitulation of Gemini and Sagittarius. Whole-class writing.

Class Meeting 7:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Story of Cancer and Capricorn
Guided drawings

Class Meeting 8:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Recall/recapitulation of Cancer and Capricorn. Whole-class writing.

Class meeting 9:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Story of Leo and Aquarius
Guided drawings

Class meeting 10:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Recall/recapitulation of Leo and Aquarius. Whole-class writing.

Class meeting 11:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Story of Virgo and Pisces
Guided drawings

Class meeting 12:
Greetings
Songs and Movement (10 minutes)
Recall/recapitulation of Virgo and Pisces. Whole-class writing.
Goodbyes

Assignments and Homework:

Hands-on, experiential activities pertaining to the lesson of the day, as needed or if applicable.

Course Grading:

Assessments are ongoing throughout the classes with the teacher offering grade-appropriate feedback and guidance. The finished portfolio will be assessed upon completion. A final, multiple-choice exam will show the students’ understanding of the material, and determine their ability to move on to the next course.

Please note: As with all IAA classes, class sessions in the Children’s Department are recorded. However, these recordings are only distributed to registrants, and only at the discretion of the instructors. Please contact your instructor if you have any questions. Please read our Audiovisual Release for important privacy information.

Please also read the special Terms and Conditions for participation in the children’s classes.

January 2022
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