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Graduate Catalog

EDUC 5190

Methods and Materials in Elementary Social Studies and Practical Life

Credits: 2 cr.

Course Description:
The curriculum of Practical Life is studied in overview, with particular emphasis on the elementary classroom. You learn how to prepare the exercises of Practical Life and to analyze each child’s development of independence, sense of order, coordination and concentration that occurs from using the exercises.

Social studies includes exposure to geography and history from the Montessori perspective. Introductory work is also presented in the areas of paleontology, archeology, geology and other earth and physical sciences. An emphasis is placed on the holistic approach in all areas.