The exercises with classified nomenclature have been discussed in connection
with language. Some of these nomenclature exercises should be presented in the
Primary class. Of course, if the children have not worked with nomenclature
in the primary class, or if they have not had primary class experience, this
must be presented. It is important to make the activities interesting because some
of the beginning exercises are not very interesting in themselves.
The aim of exercises in nomenclature is to help the children understand certain
morphological concepts, to help them with precise expression, and to increase their
vocabulary. Nomenclature is used to give the introductory knowledge of botany.
Dr. Montessori says that classification is an essential element of the human
mind. The human mind has a need to organize concepts mentally; to organize
concepts in the mind without any order, is not true knowledge. The school should
provide the opportunity to clearly and consciously organize all the images that are
in the mind. This opportunity to organize images brings a clarity and order to the
mind, and stimulates the desire to further explore.
This manual covers the nomenclature and functions of the plant and its parts.