As Montessori educators and parents, we embrace Montessori peace education, and look for ways to include it in the daily life of the Montessori students and children in our care. Peace education crosses all disciplines, integrating lessons in history, language, geography, and practical life.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day - Activities and Resources for the Montessori ClassroomDr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides opportunities to identify and explore the life and times of a human being who inspired many to individually and collectively stand up for the values that create a peaceful society and world. It also sets the stage to prepare for further related work, as we approach African American History Month in February. Critical thinking begins with exploration and expression, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day offers ample food for thought. Even at a young age, children have a strong sense of character values such as fairness, kindness, generosity, and compassion. We hope you will encourage your students to discover their own ways of understanding their own power in creating peace, through the exploration of role models like Dr. King.
The following links provide further background and lesson/activity ideas for all age groups:
- Montessori Peace Education: Martin Luther King Jr. History and Activity
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior - His Life, His Legacy
- Learning To Respect Each Other
- Theme: Martin Luther King Jr
- Teacher Guide To Martin Luther King Jr.
© North American Montessori Center - originally posted in its entirety at Montessori Teacher Training on Thursday, January 14, 2010.