“Connecting the Dots Between Curriculums”
Although Dr. Montessori reminds us to isolate new concepts being taught, we are constantly drawing connections between every area of the core and cosmic curriculum. A fractional sampling in the last month has led us from the story of Squanto to the Wampanoags to Chief Seattle to ecological preservation to the use of natural resources for meeting the primary needs of people, to using knowledge of nature to develop independence, to Sam Gribley’s survival tactics (see student-constructed replica of Sam’s tree home in photo above) in My Side of the Mountain to the astonishing ill-preparedness of the Pilgrims in 1620 which of course leads us back to Squanto. We have been applying this knowledge and more in our winter show “Where the Rebels Are”, a creative American history about standing up for ourselves and seeking independence. Hope you can make it.