The Great Lessons are the unifying principle of the Montessori elementary school program. Traditionally the five Great Lessons include The Story of the Universe, The Coming of Life, The Coming of Human Beings, The Story of Writing, and The Story of Numbers.
This ebook for teachers introduces The Story (or History) of Writing, including:
the rationale for introducing the history of writing to elementary students;
the story itself to be read to the children;
recommended visual aids;
a timeline of the development of the alphabet;
a timeline of the development of writing materials and instruments;
a bibliography of both children's and adult books for exploring the subject further;
and suggested activities.
This concise history of writing is designed to engage your child's imagination and to serve as a launching point for further exploration and activity.
An excellent follow-up activity is to place events along a timeline. See my Printable Time Line for sequencing events and your collected pictures: Printable Time Line
This small book is excerpted from
The Complete Montessori Language Arts Teacher's Manual
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