The functional geography curriculum focuses on a presentation of the world in terms of the active and functioning processes affecting the earth as a planet in the sun's family. Geography examines the social and cultural contexts of the world, while functional geography explores the geological and astronomical contexts of the earth in the universe. Briefly stated, we could say that geography studies the boundaries designed by humans and functional geography studies the cosmic designed boundaries, such as the formation of the earth, solar energy, movement of the earth, atmosphere, work of the air, hydrosphere. The manual includes functional geography charts and experiments.
Fantastic manual- goes through the Geography Impressionistic Charts and Experiments in detail with instructions, stories, and everything you need. This is the CORE of classic Montessori Instruction. This manual should be mandatory for all Montessori Teachers and Classrooms. Every word is important and a critical part of Montessori Instruction, the way Maria Montessori would have wanted it. The beautiful color illustrations and pictures of all the charts are very helpful! I would highly recommend this manual.