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Coulee Montessori Adolescent Program

A description of the our Montessori program.
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Gina Meinertz

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Coulee Montessori Adolescent Program

Humanities &
Occupations Reading & Language Arts Timeline of Humanity Discussions:
Socratic Seminar
Philosophy
Contemporary
Global Issues Coulee Montessori Adolescent Program Gina Meinertz Philosophy
Partnership with
Viterbo Philosophy
Program. College students
facilitate discussions
where students discuss
questions without
definite answers Writing for a purpose. Students practice skills based on Six
Traits, but always know these skills will
be used for an end product. Current Events
Students research
articles relating to
our themes of study.
Then, questions,
discuss, and summarize. Socratic
Seminar: The
Great Discussion
Started in 500 B.C.
Process of dialogue
vs. debate (cc) photo by Jakob Montrasio Adolescent
Program Reading for a purpose. Examples https://sites.google.com/site/visitmulanjemalawi/ Ancient Books Activism Letters
Classification book for Rain Garden Education of the Whole Child Education for Peace Occupations: the study of
the world around us... Students read literature and stories relating to
our subjects and units. We also read and share
novels of choice. Integration with
art too! Philosophy is also known for the cultivation of excellent thinking.
Children think constantly, and reflect on their thoughts. They acquire knowledge and try to use what they know. And they want their experience to be meaningful: to be valuable, interesting, just and beautiful. Philosophy offers children the chance to explore ordinary but puzzling concepts, to improve their thinking, to make more sense of their world and to discover for themselves what is to be valued and cherished in that world.
Taken form Philosophy for Children website Unlike the traditional model, the socratic model for secondary education does not emphasize content coverage: it emphasizes the development of certain intellectual habits of mind, including inquiry, discovery, analytical thought, and holistic thought. The Prepared Environment:
Erdkinder - Children of the Land Service Learning Micro-economy Pedagogy of Place
Or
Farm
School Connection Discussion and Questions Gardens! Our students helped to create a
Native Species Rain Garden at
Roosevelt. This year, we will be
planning and planting a garden in
The Washburn garden area. [ https://sites.google.com/site/visitmulanjemalawi/ ]https://sites.google.com/site/visitmulanjemalawi/ From here we are reading a Socratic Seminar reading called:
"The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race," which questions if our society was meant to leave the hunting and gathering age to adopt agricultural methods. This year's themes relate to the eastern world, physical science, and earth science. Moving Toward Complete Integration
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