Fundamental Needs of Humans

ETC Montessori

Price: $138.00
4.10 LBS
CPSIA Exempt
Available on:
Plastic and Cut
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Product Overview

  • No Lamination Required.
  • Printed on Premium Thick Plastic and Cut.
  • This material is ready to start using. No other prep work is needed.

Completely updated and reformatted for a true multi-cultural perspective. Now students get the opportunity to see cultures from all the continents.

Amid unprecedented wealth throughout most of the world, there are still individuals in countries that struggle with poverty, hunger, and sub-standard housing. Our behaviors are based on past experiences and in turn our experiences are shaped based on the level that our various needs have been met.

Based on a cross-cultural study the fundamental needs of man fall into the following categories:

  • Art
  • Shelter
  • Nutrition
  • Clothing
  • Religion
  • Communication
  • Transportation, and
  • Defense

Realizing the potential of our fundamental needs is essential in developing our capabilities as human beings, we have approached this material from a wider perspective. As Montessorians, we believe that by understanding these needs our children can become self-managed individuals.

Each picture is a work of art hand drawn by Varvara Larionova. Depicting the fundamental needs of people from a variety of cultures, each drawing has been carefully illustrated to show the complex needs that face man as he moves and grows through the ages. Help your children understand what remarkable beings we are and how our societies and cultures have changed over the years. Chose a period, choose a concept and let your students explore, discover, research and understand. Ideally used with our BC/AD timeline (TL-028).

Kit contains:

  1. 48 hand drawn pictures
  2. 48 newly reformatted text cards
  3. Labels

Look at our Lower Elementary History Flow Chart to see how this work fits in with the traditional Montessori history curriculum.

Answer Key

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