World Water Day: Montessori Classroom Activities and OpportunitiesIn the Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten classroom, activities using the globe and Land and Water Forms material can be introduced or revisited to familiarize students with the geography and vocabulary of various water forms around the world. These activities can then be extended to prompt discussion about the importance of water in our daily lives, then further discussion about the importance of clean, healthy water. Montessori teachers can then extend the concept to raise awareness for water conservation, and for the challenge of access to clean water in areas around the world, how children in these areas are affected, and what can be done to help.
Links to organizations for further information on the importance of clean water:
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