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Montessori: Map Work
As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning geography, students first develop an understanding that the earth is a round globe, made up of land and water. They then manipulate the shape of each continent before addressing its name and location. Montessori: Map Work introduces readers to the seven continents via te ...more
Board Book, 20 pages
Published July 15th 2014 by Harry N. Abrams
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Young readers learn basic geography facts about the continents through the Montessori approach utilized here. Starting from the concrete and moving to the abstract, they are introduced to the world's lands and have a chance to touch the outline of the continents. Two facing pages are devoted to each continent, beginning first with North America and moving across the globe through various modes of transportation. Each continent's pages also feature animals representative of the region. By the tim ...more
I thought continents were a bit advanced for a board book, but I think the board pages are only to support the rough texture and edges of the landmasses, which you learn are different from water (smooth) by feeling. Neat! Montessori focuses on the concrete before the abstract.