Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Imaginary Island - A Rite of Passage for our 3rd Year Students

"We especially need imagination in science.  It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but it is somewhat beauty and poetry." ~ Dr. Maria Montessori

The Lower Elementary third year students are getting ready to complete their Imaginary Island Projects.  

The Imaginary Island 3rd year curriculum reflects many aspects of a third year student’s Montessori Education: math, geography, culture, science, language and literature. The students design and create an island with a self-sustaining civilization that encompasses all the “Needs of People” learned throughout their Montessori education. The physical characteristics will be drawn from their knowledge of geography and the study of world biomes in science. The maps are calculated to scale relative to the longitude and latitude chosen and the available area. Written work will reflect the geography, daily life, culture and government of the inhabitants along with a fictional “creation myth” or legend indicative to the culture/island. This is always a much-anticipated end of the year project and the end results are quite imaginative and impressive.

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