The study of geography in our Montessori classrooms embraces different topics in a unique multicultural perspective starting, with the study of the seven continents. This includes maps, physical geographical features of the continents, animal studies, flags, cultural celebrations, customs and traditional clothing.
Geography also entails studying the fundamental needs of a particular native group, such as the South American Yanomani tribes. In addition, students learn about the solar system, earth's cycle, time zones, atmosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere.
"The training of the teacher who is to help life is something far more than the learning of ideas. It includes the training of character; it is a preparation of the spirit."