Montessori Monday – Montessori-Inspired Study of Africa

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Montessori-Inspired Study of AfricaStudying individual continents is an activity that even preschoolers can enjoy. In Montessori education, children begin their study of continents with the continent globe and continent map before studying individual continents through specific continent maps and continent boxes. For posts with lots of DIY continent ideas, see DIY Montessori Globes, Continent Map Work, and Montessori Continent Boxes.

You can begin a specific continent study at any time during the year, although February would be an especially appropriate month for a study of Africa because of Black History Month. Following are some ideas for a Montessori-inspired study of Africa, including ideas for Black History Month.

Montessori-Inspired Printables – Africa

Free Continent Cards – Africa by Jojoebi at Flickr

Free African 3 Part Cards from Montessori Tidbits

Sample of Geography Materials for Africa (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Sample of Geography Materials for Africa (Image from Montessori Print Shop)

Printables about Africa available for purchase from Montessori Print Shop (Image from Africa – Bundle). See also Adventure to Africa Blog Post at Montessori Print Shop

Africa Continent Kit available for purchase from Montessori for Everyone

Montessori Continent Box and Montessori-Inspired Activities and Resources on Africa

African Flags (Photo from My Little Princess World)

African Flags (Photo from My Little Princess World)

Posts about Africa (Photo from Continent box: Africa (flags, art and links) and Continent Box: Africa Pinterest Board from My Little Princess World

Posts about Africa from Worldwide Culture Swap

In the Continent Box – Africa and Continent Box: Africa Pinterest Board from Montessori Tidbits

Geography Boxes from Sweetness and Light

Africa from Little Acorns

Revisiting Africa from The Adventures of Bear

Continent Boxes: Africa from What DID We Do All Day?

Africa Materials (Photo from Noor Janaan Homeschool)

Africa Materials (Photo from Noor Janaan Homeschool)

Africa Continent Box from Noor Janaan Homeschool

Geography – Africa and Geography – Africa (2) from Just Montessori

Africa Continent Box (Photo from A Bohemian Education)

Africa Continent Box (Photo from A Bohemian Education)

Africa Continent Box (photo) and Inside our Africa Continent Box from A Bohemian Education

Continent Box – Africa from Our Little Homeschool in the Hills

Africa Continent Box (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Africa Continent Box (Photo from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments)

Africa Continent Box (photo) and Africa Studies from Discovery Days and Montessori Moments

Working with the Africa Continent Tray (Photo from The Work Plan)

Working with the Africa Continent Tray (Photo from The Work Plan)

A is for Africa and African Continent Tray (photo) from The Work Plan

Africa Continent Box (Photo from We Don't Need No Education)

Africa Continent Box (Photo from We Don’t Need No Education)

Our Africa Continent Box (photo) and Continent Work from We Don’t Need No Education

Africa Continent Blog Hop from Mondorfment

Studying Africa from Counting Coconuts

Virtual Tour of South Africa from Momma of 4 Cutiez

Pin Poking Map of Africa from Geist Montessori Academy

Montessori-Inspired Continent Activities Using Replicas – Africa

Montessori-Inspired Zoo Animal Unit

Montessori-Inspired Zoo Animal Unit (which includes lots of animals of Africa)

Montessori-Inspired Ideas for Black History Month

African American History Month: Honoring Diversity in the Montessori Classroom, African American History Month: Activities and Current Events in the Montessori Classroom, Montessori Elementary Studies: Civil Rights, and February is Black History Month – Celebrate in the Montessori Classroom

New Lesson Planning Ideas for Presidents’ Day and Black History Month from Montessori 21st Century’s Weblog

Montessori Inspiration for Martin Luther King Day (my post)

Have you prepared a continent box or study of Africa?

Montessori Monday Link-Up

Montessori MondayIf you have some Montessori activity trays/lessons to share, please link up below. It’s fine to link up a post from your archives – and you may link up anytime during the week! Your post may be any Montessori-inspired activity or idea. It doesn’t need to be related to my Montessori Monday post.

Link up your exact post URL so that we can find your activity if we return to the linky at a later date (which I often do when I’m looking for activities for a roundup post). I publish the Montessori Monday post and linky at 6:00 a.m. EST each Monday and keep the linky open throughout the week.

Please place the Montessori Monday button (using the code from the right sidebar) in your post or put a link back to this post. Let’s use Montessori Monday to gain inspiration/ideas and to encourage each other! If you would leave an encouraging comment on the post linked up ahead of you (along with any other posts you’re drawn to), that would be awesome! Thanks for participating!

Notes:

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