CULTURAL STUDIES OVERVIEW:
The study of geography includes the use of globes, puzzle maps, flags, picture folders, books and stories.
The children conduct and observe various experiments with simple equipment. They learn to identify and classify. The preschool curriculum includes work in zoology, biology, and botany.
Through the use of a special apparatus, the children learn the notes of the scale and to match and grade them by ear. From this point, they may progress to the composition of simple melodies. They are introduced to famous composers and to the various classifications of musical instruments
Art is an important part of all life. It is the expression of the spirit of man. Indirect preparation for art is necessary. Movement exercises are essential to gain body control. Sensorial work with colors, shapes, and textures help prepare the child. Materials which develop the pincer grasp aid the child in using pencil, crayon, and brush. Work with shape and dimension helps the child with composition, arrangement and form. Children decorate their math and writing work.
The environment is decorated with copies of well-known art works. The child learns to cut, glue, and color and moves on into sewing, knitting, weaving, and more complicated projects.
Key Cultural Studies Materials
USA PUZZLE MAP
ANIMAL CONTINENTS ACTIVITY