A Montessori classroom uses a specialized globe of the continents. This globe displays all seven continents, each of which has a particular colour to encourage memory by association. These colours are perpetuated through the curriculum.
- North America – orange
- South America – pink
- Europe – red
- Africa – green
- Asia – yellow
- Oceania / Australasia – brown
- Antarctica – white
This work leads to the introduction of the World Puzzle Map.
The wooden base of the globe, holds the globe of the continents at a 23° angle, the same as the earth’s axis in relation to the sun. The height of the globe is 19 cm / (7.5″).
Further Reading and Resources
There are some parts of the Montessori classroom that seem to get all the attention: the beautiful Practical Life materials, the engaged constructions in the Sensorial area, the precise Math lessons or the carefully sequenced Language materials. But there’s another are…