Montessori cultural activities are some of my favorites. They typically include geography, history, general science, botany and zoology, music, and art.
Homeschool Tips for a Montessori Cultural Area
By following Montessori principles, you can add activities to a low shelf or shelves grouped together in the appropriate curriculum area. You don’t need to have the complete cultural curriculum or school-quality materials.
For instance, I just had the complete set of beautiful, wooden maps because of the Montessori school I previously owned. In our homeschool, the cultural materials were compressed into a few shelves in our homeschool and rotated regularly. Also, art activities aren’t visible in the photo because I placed the art activities near the writing activities.
Cultural Activities and Links
I’ve included links to a number of sites that have helpful, free Montessori cultural activities and/or albums.
Here are links to some sites with Montessori cultural activities:
Montessori Primary Guide included the cultural subjects in the language section because the Montessori cultural activities have an important language component. Montessori Primary Guide has discussions of art, music and dance, geography, history, biological science, and physical science.
Montessori Teachers Collective has a free online cultural scope and sequence for ages 3-12 and free online Great Lessons, timelines, and history and biology albums for ages 6-9.
I have a wonderful free American Montessori Society (AMS) Geography Album made by Karen Tyler of KHT Montessori for anyone who signs up for my newsletter/mailing list.
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Photos in collage:
- Just Montessori shows their continent area for Asia. (Update: Just Montessori is now a membership site.)
- The Montessori Learning Center of Dundee shows their ocean life unit.
- Lauren Franchek shows her Montessori cultural area, including lots of botany activities, for Trillium Montessori Blog.
- Dirigo Montessori School shows their art appreciation work featuring Dega’s dancers. (Dirigo Montessori School is no longer open, although you can find many of the early activities at Sasha’s To the Lesson! blog.)
North American Montessori Center has a Montessori science overview and posts on other cultural activities.
Montessori Album has a number of cultural activities with presentations.
Magical Movement Company has a full Montessori curriculum and e-courses related to music and the arts.
Miss Barbara has lesson ideas and links for the Great Lessons.
Montessori Mom has lots of science activities.
I have a post with information about free online access to comprehensive Montessori scope and sequence from Montessori Compass and The Montessori Foundation.
For more free downloadable cultural activities, see my post Free Montessori Materials Online.
I have a category with a huge number of posts with cultural activities.
You can find organization of many of my cultural posts in my post on “Montessori Cultural Areas and Activities for Multi-Level Learning.”
You’ll find many Montessori cultural videos in my “Free Montessori Cultural Videos” post.
Does your child have a favorite cultural area?
See the rest of the posts in my Montessori curriculum areas series here:
- Montessori Practical Life Activities
- Montessori Sensorial Activities
- Montessori Math Activities
- Montessori Language Activities
- Montessori Elementary
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