Celebrating the Personal Life of George Washington
Montessorians will appreciate the imaginative George Washington lesson planning ideas that author Sara Ambarian has provided in AMC Montessori – Spring VIII. Sara leads educators through Washington’s youthful aspirations, as well as providing the name of the resource that greatly shaped the way George Washington conducted himself in society.
Traditional colonial recipes are featured and can easily be incorporated into Montessori’s practical life exercises. Sara also provides background information about George Washington’s dining proclivities.
Sara has done an excellent job of presenting sufficient information about this subject, without bogging down educators with too much data.
The excellent set of Internet resource links contained in this article will be appreciated by educators who want to incorporate Sara’s information and creative ideas into a unit study on this important historical figure.
Black History Month
Rae Petersen recently shared the following with AMC:
February is Black History Month. Commemorate the contributions and events of people of African descent with classroom environments enriched with educational posters celebrating Black History Month. For historical facts and posters, please
February was chosen as Black History Month by Dr. Carter G. Woodson because Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes and Abraham Lincoln were born in February. Rosa Parks was also born in February (1913), but as of the establishment of Black History Month, her great contribution to Civil Rights was almost 30 years in the future.
For additional Presidents’ Day and Black History lesson planning, please see January and February Celebrations
Heidi Anne Spietz