Montessori Curriculum

Fourth Great Lesson: The Story of Writing | Complete Script

Fourth Great Lesson: The Story of Writing | Complete Script

The Fourth Great Lesson in Montessori education narrates humanity’s transition from oral to written communication through three vignettes. From the first cave paintings to cuneiform. This foundational story connects with children, aiding them in understanding language’s evolution and its role in human progress, setting the stage for subsequent lessons in the Montessori Elementary curriculum.

The Montessori Long Black Strip: A Powerful Tool for Teaching Children the History of Earth

The Montessori Long Black Strip: A Powerful Tool for Teaching Children the History of Earth

The Long Black Strip is a Montessori material that is used to teach children about the age of the Earth and the relative shortness of human history. It is a long, black strip of fabric that is unrolled to represent the 4.6 billion years since Earth’s formation. A small, red strip at the end represents…

Teach from Speech to Print

Teach from Speech to Print

By the age of six, children know around 15,000 words; that’s the same number of words Shakespeare used in all of his collected works. Let’s take a moment to really appreciate this achievement. Each of these words is just a different combination of 44 individual sounds with such subtle differences as ‘pen’ and ‘pin’. The…