Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Take a Montessori Style Tour of Italy

The following PreK and K-8 links will lead you to articles, hands-on activities and other exercises that are compatible with the Montessori classified reading cards, phonics, grammar, creative writing, science, social studies and other extensive lesson plans found in Montessori at Home, Modern Montessori at Home and Modern Montessori at Home II by Heidi Anne Spietz books.

Links for Learning the Italian Language

Beginning Italian – Learn the Parts of a House

Beginning Italian – Colors

Teaching Children Italian: Parts of the House

The Alphabet: Teaching Children Italian Part 2

Numbers: Teaching Children Italian Part 3

Parts of the Body: Teaching Children Italian

Beginning French Lessons (Use the Materials for Lesson Presentations in English, Spanish and Italian)

Article – Why should children learn multiple languages?

Mexico for Children (written in Italian) Progressive Reading Practice

AMC Montessori Grammar Game (Customize to Present Grammar in Italian – Free Game Templates Included)

Native Lingo – Read Listen, Pronounce and Learn

Download a Free Italian Song

Links to Italian Art, Art History and Renaissance Fashion

Leonardo da Vinci Drawing

Art Appreciation for Preschool and Elementary Children

About Leonardo da Vinci (Links to Additional Unit Study)

Hands On Michelangelo Projects

Classroom Drawing and Painting Supplies

Italian Renaissance Costume Construction (for Older Children and Teens)

An Easy Italian Renaissance Gown

History of Italian Art

Italian Art & Italian Craft

Renaissance Art of Italy

Links to Music of Italy

Oh How I Love Italy – Music, Art, Food Seasoned with History and Geography

Vivaldi’s Musical Activities and Lessons for The Four Season

Italian Music Terms

Music Unit Study (William Tell Italy announcement: Finale by Gioachino Rossini) Ages 5 – 7

Music Unit Study (William Tell Overture: Finale by Gioachino Rossini)Ages 8 – 10

ITALIA – Musical Instruments Museums in Italy

A Brief History of Italian Opera – Listen to the Audio

Geography and Social Studies Links

Free Blank Outline Map of Italy

Maps of Italy (for Classification and Matching Exercises)

Italy Monuments: Past and Present

Italy, Rome & Roman Culture Educational Posters

Italy Timeline

Rome – the Late Republic

Italy History Timeline

Italy: History, Geography, Government and Culture

Great Italians in History

A History of Italy

History of the Italian Language

A Maria Montessori Worth Watching

Italian Recipes

Apple’s Manicotti (Watch as Apple leads children through the recipe process)

Sara’s Antipasto Salad Recipe

The Italian Chef

Easy Italian Recipes

Mexico for Bean Soup Recipe in Italian (Especially written for children)

Let’s Write and Discuss

Italy Around the World

Roman Food- History for Kids!

WebQuest for Kids

Androcles and the Lion Unit Study for the Theatre Production

Androclses and the Lion Felt Board Story

Visiting Rome with Your Kids

Visiting Italy with Children

Write Your Own Books – For K – 3rd Grade(Part I) – Create a booklet about Italy)

Write Your Own Books – For K – 3rd Grade (Part II) – Create a booklet about Italy

To access the complete unit study please visit http://www.montessori_italy.html

Montessori Unit Study


American Montessori Consulting



Heidi Anne Spietz