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Johnson, Kelly – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2015
Kelly Johnson introduces a series of lessons that incorporate literacy, observation, botany, history, place studies, writing, and art, with a long-term eco-literacy goal of connectedness and a conservation ethic. Johnson's initial idea to use Beatrix Potter as a model in the Lower Elementary classroom came after extensively researching…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Elementary Education, Primary Education, Childrens Literature
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Scott, Marie – Montessori Life: A Publication of the American Montessori Society, 2006
This article focuses on a teaching method developed by Maria Montessori, starting with activities in the primary classroom, which are continued through the elementary years. The author discusses a few child-centered techniques in preparing children for their work within a larger community--the whole human family. In the Montessori environment, the…
Descriptors: Montessori Method, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Primary Education