Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook

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Dr. Montessori's Own Handbook  
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AuthorMaria Montessori
Original titleManuale di pedagogia scientifica (Manual of Scientific Pedagogy)
Publication date1914
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While most of Maria Montessori's other books focus on her theory and philosophy, in this book she describes the actual set up, materials for, and running of a primary Montessori classroom.


  • Preface
  • Introductory Remarks
  • A "Children's House"
  • The Method
    • Didactic Material for the Education of the Senses
    • Didactic Material for the Preparation for Writing and Arithmetic
  • Motor Education
  • Sensory Education
  • Language and Knowledge of the World
  • Freedom
  • Writing
    • Exercises for the Management of the Instrument of Writing
    • Exercises for the Writing of Alphabetical Signs
  • The Reading of Music
  • Arithmetic
  • Moral Factors

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