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Imaginary Island Studies

Imaginary Island Studies

By Tim Seldin This is an excerpt from the Second Edition of The World In The Palm Of Her Hand. The Imaginary Island Project was developed by my friend, Harvey Hallenberg, and introduced to the Montessori community in the 1980s through the Institute for Advanced Montessori Studies in Silver Spring, Maryland, which we co-founded. In […]

Curriculum: The Study of the History of Mankind

In Appendix B of From Childhood to Adolescence Maria Montessori suggests that students in the third plane of development make a detailed study of “one period, event, or the life of some personage who has aroused special interest.”(1) One such “personage” could well be Leonardo da Vinci, which would provide inspiration and material to explore […]

Weaving the Tapestry

Weaving the Tapestry

from Tomorrow’s Child Magazine – May, 2021 | by The Montessori Foundation A Perspective on Integration in the Elementary Curriculum Montessori guides everywhere are trying their best to continue to offer a rich and dynamic curriculum within each of their schools and classroom communities during this very challenging school year. Let’s honor their best efforts, […]

Using Technology to Adapt to Enforced Quarantine

Using Technology to Adapt to Enforced Quarantine

e are entering uncharted territory with the imminent possibility of wide-scale school closures. During this time, it will be more important than ever that the Montessori community fall back on a forward-looking propensity that goes back to Dr. Montessori herself. Even while it was still an emerging technology, Montessori had produced a “moving picture” about […]