Studying 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
Africa Continent Kit available for purchase from Montessori for Everyone
Montessori Continent Box and Montessori-Inspired Activities and Resources on Africa
Geography Boxes from Sweetness and Light
Revisiting Africa from The Adventures of Bear
Africa Continent Box from Noor Janaan Homeschool
Africa Continent Box from A Bohemian Education (blog is no longer available)
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
Have you prepared a continent box or study of Africa?
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