As a first for Montessori training centers, NAMC is donating a free copy of their new and exclusive US History manual to every Montessori elementary school in the USA.
NAMC Proud to Donate a FREE US History Manual to Every Montessori Elementary School in the USA!NAMC chose history because they feel strongly that it is important for children to learn about their own country’s heritage the Montessori way, using the same principles and Montessori materials as found in the NAMC World History manual.
The NAMC US History manual focuses on the history of the US from its first inhabitants to the Declaration of Independence. Later sections introduce some of the significant events and developments that took place from the late 1800s to 1945, and there are numerous, creative suggestions for ways students can explore the history of their own state, and provides basic information about the US people and system of government. The manual includes these main topics:
- Indigenous peoples
- Exploration and settlement by Europeans
- Colonial America
- The forming of the United States of America
- Technological and social changes, 1800–1914
- Effect of the world wars and other events, 1914–1945
- The states
- The American people
- Government, politics, and citizenship
In an earlier blog, I wrote how impressed I was when I received my review copy. I showed it to my Montessori colleagues and they were impressed by the beautiful full-color images that are utilized throughout the manual as well as the detailed lessons and activities for the students. My son, who attends a Montessori elementary school, commented on how beautiful it was and asked if he could read through the manual. Of course, my Montessori students were immediately curious and wondered when we were going to get a chance to start using it in our classroom!
I’m not the only one who is impressed by this new addition to the NAMC curriculum. Over 200 Montessori schools across the United States have already received their free NAMC US History manual. Here’s what other Montessori teachers are saying about the manual:
"I have only recently been aware of the tremendously beautiful materials you create, but now I am a firm believer in your training center."
"I can guarantee that I will be exploring in further detail the materials you offer. The History Manual is fantastic and I look forward to applying the lessons."
"The information is beautifully illustrated and presented in a format that is easy to read and understand. Thanks, this manual is a treasure!"
If your school has already received a NAMC US History manual, I invite you to submit your comments and reviews here.
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Thursday, November 20, 2008.