There are many different areas in a Montessori Classroom. This is one of the many reasons why I love the Montessori method. It appeals to my ADHD, multitasking brain! One of my favorite areas of the classroom is the Geography and science center. We basically have a whole room dedicated to Geography and Science at our school.
I often find that by studying geography and social studies the children are able to learn and absorb so much more based on the fact that their interest levels are so high! It is exciting to be a part of. Through out the year I will add our various continent studies and extension activities. Our first continent study of the year is Africa. We began the year by introducing all of the continents, learning the continent song and what the continents look like.
Here is our Continent map I purchased this map from www.alisonsmontessori.com along with several other Montessori supplies. Then we studied the shape and landscapes of Africa. We made a bubble map about Africa and we added more facts daily as we learned more. We studied the African animals because the landscapes of Africa are so diverse we discussed the different landscapes first and the habitats of different animals that lived in Africa.
Rachel Supalla :)