Fundamental Needs of Humans

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A printable version of Montessori's framework for historical and cultural studies. This chart highlights the universal needs of humans in all cultures and opens the door to studying the human adaptations that make each culture vibrant and unique.

I recommended introducing the work with the completed chart and talking through each need. A mute (blank) chart is provided for children to sort the pictures and definitions demonstrating that they have conceptually mastered the idea of the fundamental needs. In our home classroom, this work is printed 11x17 size so it's large enough to see the work and sort the pictures. I have also included 3 part cards for each need; print two copies to create a control or use your control chart.

This is a wonderful jumping off point for topical areas in explore in each culture/timeperiod you're studying with your students.

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