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.
"Any child who is self-sufficient, who can tie his shoes, dress or undress himself, reflects in his joy and sense of achievement the image of human dignity, which is derived from a sense of independence."