Montessori Inspired


Being a former Montessori classroom teacher, I wanted to create a PE curriculum that felt more authentic to our Montessori classroom curriculum. Reinventing the wheel was not the answer. However, integrating concepts and lessons from the classroom (like the Great Lessons) with easy to learn physical games that practiced fine and gross motor movement became my passion. The reason these lessons are Montessori is that they integrate with concepts directly from the Montessori classroom.


Topics covered in Montessori Physical Education Volume One©


Lower Elementary

  • First Great Lesson

    • Solar System

    • The Planets

    • Nebulas

    • Asteroids, Comets, Meteors

    • Clock of Eras Game

  • Second Great Lesson

    • Predator and Prey relationships

    • Animal Shelter

    • Timeline of Life

    • Dinosaurs

    • Fungus

  • Third Great Lesson

    • Hunting and Gathering

  • Fourth Great Lesson Invention of Language

  • Fifth Great Lesson Invention of Math

  • Geometry and angles

  • Geology and the rock cycle

  • Biology and energy balance

  • Human Body

    • Digestive System

    • Nervous System

    • Cardiorespiratory System

    • Muscular System

  • History and Timelines

 

 

Upper Elementary

  • First Great Lesson

    • Constellations

    • Life Cycle of a Star

    • Matter and Anti-Matter

  • Second Great Lesson

    • Adaptation

  • Governments

  • Greek City States

  • Chemistry

    • Atoms

    • Electrons

  • Botany and Photosynthesis


 

 

Topics Covered In Montessori Physical Education Volume Two

Lower Elementary

  • Geology

    • Volcano

    • Ash Cloud

    • Continental Drift

    • Land and Water Forms

    • Layers of the Earth

    • Water Cycle

    • Wind Erosion

  • Great Lessons

    • Invention of Math (Biomes Edition)

    • Planet Distance 2.0

    • Interdependence of the Universe

  • Botany

    • Hybrid Plants

    • Pollination

  • Physics

    • Magnet Tag

    • States of Matter Tag

  • Biology

    • Six Kingdoms of Life

  • Upper Elementary

  • Human Body Experiments (supports Science Fair)

    • How Powerful Are You?

    • Heart Rate and Exercise

    • Exercise and Cognitive Function

    • Music and Performance

    • Reaction Time

    • Throwing Speed and Simple Machines

  • Geology

    • Water Erosion

  • Biology

    • Animal cell mitosis

    • Infection

    • Public Goods Game (human body edition)

  • Sport

    • Evolution of basketball

    • Pentathlon

  • Math

    • Map Grid Coordinates Capture the Flag

  • Social Studies

    • Global Trade

  • Space

    • Multiverse, Parallel Universe, and Dark Matter

  • Upper and Lower Elementary

    • Sportsmanship

The hands are the instruments of man’s intelligence.
— Dr. Maria Montessori