CASA DEI BAMBINI
Cosmic Education/Cultural Studies
This curricular area helps develop children to become adults who strive to achieve a peaceful co-existence in a sustainable environment. It sets the stage to develop more caring and peaceful citizens. This includes the following subjects: sciences, history, physical and cultural geography, health and nutrition, and biology.
Through our manipulative materials, the children learn to match/sort objects and pictures of living and non-living things. Exploration of their world through dissection of a flower, leaf, apple, or orange brings excitement into the classroom! Our hands-on science materials are the joy of the children.
The Electronic Solar System, the video presentation of the universe, volcanoes, planets, moon and stars, use of a microscope, human torso, miniature skeleton and nature trips make science a very interesting area of learning for children.
In geography, the children are introduced to the three basic elements: land, air and water. They learn about land and water forms, continents, longitude and latitude, flags and cultures around the world. Geography is taught with visual, colourful materials that enhance the child's ability to learn.
In history, the children make a personal timeline of their life with pictures. They study timelines of human development over the centuries, ancient civilizations, fundamental needs of man, common needs of early people, etc.
Cultural Activities expose the child to basics in geography, history, and life sciences. Music, art, and movement education are part of the integrated cultural curriculum.