Essay

On this essay I would to explain how the Cultural Materials and activities, support a multi-cultural and inclusive classroom on Montessori preschool. Maria Montessori created what she called Cosmic Education. She believed that children from ages 3-12 can and should learn about big things. The Cosmic Education starts with very big concepts and then over time, they are refined to teach the details. There are Five Great Lessons that start with the beginning of the universe and continue through ancient history. Each year in the Montessori classrooms children receive the same lessons, usually as a group. Each year the children will delve deeper into the details of each lesson. About 6 years old the child enjoys this Cosmic Education that Montessori felt was so important. Above all, Cosmic Education, does not present the universe as random, but rather constantly stresses the interconnections between all content areas. In the study of history and culture, seeks to go beyond superficial racial and cultural differences to show how all human beings are driven by the same set of fundamental human needs. Cosmic Education, it is a term that Dr. Maria Montessori borrowed from the Greek word kosmos meaning order. The aim of Montessori Cosmic Education is to present our vast universe as the ordered, integrated whole, which it truly is. Montessori Method, provides a holistic, organized and integrated framework in which children can develop. It engenders a sense of awe as we examine the origins of our universe and our planet and the inventiveness of humans over time. This constantly cultivates an appreciation for diversity. Montessori Method, teach the children to respect the studies of the past, thus encouraging them along their path for knowledge, academically, and personally. Maria Montessori believed that children who are given a Cosmic Education have a clearer understanding of the natural world and, thus, themselves. She believed that those children who receive a Cosmic…