Cultural Arts/Sciences

Humans have art, religion laws, scientific pursuits and recorded language, which can be summed up as ‘culture’. Montessori identified fourteen specific behavioural traits which she called the ‘tendencies of man’. They are: exploration, order, gregariousness, communication, abstraction, curiousity, calculation, work aided by repetition, concentration and self control, creativity and independence. These tendencies operate upon our behaviour and are apparent in our cultural or (adaptive) activities e.g. Geography is based on the tendency to explore. The Montessori cultural studies include the areas of Geography, History, Zoology, Botany, Human biology, Music and Art.