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Permaculture Montessori Curriculum

The visual presentation used to outline our curriculum for a Montessori middle school, permaculture-based program.
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Anders Benson

on 1 October 2013

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Transcript of Permaculture Montessori Curriculum

Permaculture Design Project: Montessori Curriculum
Denver PDC 2012-2013
Anders Benson - Annie Chensoff - Lindsey Hall - Heather Harold - Michael Hernandez
The Mission:
To create a 16-week permaculture design curriculum for a Montessori middle school that will facilitate an exploratory learning experience in which students will appreciate, discover, and pursue a just community through permaculture principles and practices in the creation of an urban farm and market.
Permaculture
Montessori
Our Process
--Using Beginner's Mind Towards Montessori Education

--Approaching Obstacles in New & Different Ways

--Finding Patterns Between Montessori and Permaculture

--Assembling Permaculture Lessons into a 'Seed' Curriculum
--Pattern Language
--Units
1st Period/20 min. Spark
2nd Period/Independent Study
3rd Period/Kids Teaching Kids & Community
--Lessons
--Digging Deeper
--Compiled Curriculum

What will this new curriculum be like?
Collaboration
Information
Literacy
Critical
Thinking
Self
Direction
Invention
Going Outs
Teacher Energy
Occupations
Observe
&
Interact
Obtain
a
Yield
Apply Self-Regulation
&
Accept Feedback
Catch & Store
Energy
Care for the
People
Redistribute
the
Surplus
Care for
the
Earth
Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 3
Zones and Sectors of Our Curriculum
Open the Structure...
Look familiar?
...re-introduce discovery...
...discover nature's magic and secrets...
...by finding its patterns...
...and let whatever inspires you determine your path...
...to gain ownership, responsibility, and
substance through your education!
Fall 8 Weeks
Spring 8 Weeks
Botany I
Earth
Science
Water
Science
Physics
Botany II
Economics
Biology
Integrated
Sciences
Occupations
Collaboration
Information
Literacy
Self
Direction
Invention
Goings Out
Teacher Energy
Occupations
Observe
&
Interact
Obtain
a
Yield
Apply Self-Regulation
&
Accept Feedback
Catch & Store
Energy
Care for the
People
Redistribute
the
Surplus
Care for
the
Earth
Example Unit
Example Lesson
Critical
Thinking
Botany I
Questions?
Thank you!
Example Going Out
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