These posters are a set of all-new supplementary charts that explain some of the driving forces in human evolution. These are not traditional Montessori elementary lessons, but I felt they helped bridge the conceptual gap between the Second and Third Great Lessons.
The Montessori Fundamental Needs Chart is a beautiful and informative tool that can be used to teach children about the fundamental needs of humans.
The purpose of this lesson is to introduce the idea that all humans throughout space and time, have had the same material and spiritual needs. It provides a universal framework for thinking about other people, no matter how different they may seem to us.
This New Fundamental Needs Chart includes an extra dimension of culture that will help tie the fundamental needs of humans into all other areas of the history curriculum and provide a robust foundation for integrating all of the Montessori cultural lessons. Please read this blog post to learn more.
The Question Charts provide a foundation for the historical presentation and the stories given by the teacher, and a guide for the child’s own research and exploration. They provide a guide for research onany group of people living at any time in history. This material is a link from the work with the timelines, to the more abstract work of completely independent research and discussion sessions. The charts direct research, discussion and thought until theyare no longer needed.