Geography, History, and Language
Geography: Land and water forms
Maps, flags, books, and models of land and water formations allow children to explore the world's continents and oceans, learn about different countries and their customs, as well as gain an appreciation for the diverse cultures within our human family.
History: Time concepts and culture
Children are introduced to timelines, past, present, and future. We first review timelines as they apply to children's individual lives, and then progress to timelines in the context of world history and culture, discussing events significant to Canada and the global community.
Language: The foundation of all expression
The Montessori environment emphasizes spoken language, as it is the foundation of all linguistic expression. Children's vocabularies expand and evolve dramatically as they learn new terms to describe their surroundings. Development is further progressed through parallel subjects such as geometry, mathematics, and cultural studies. As children master phonetic sounds and the formation of letters, they transition from speech to written language. At Montessori Classics, we practice both manuscript and cursive writing.