Montessori Elementary Students Steeped In American History
The Alef Bet Montessori School in Rockville, MD incorporated the book, American Hero: John Marshall, Chief Justice of the United States into their 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders Elementary Program as a teaching tool. They use the life story of Chief Justice John Marshall to lead lively discussions about early American History.
The students eagerly discuss different topics – such as: How did people live 200 years ago? Why would anybody need 7 fire places in their home? What does the Chief Justice do? What is the difference between his position and the President’s role?
Ayelet “Ellie” Lichtash, the Founder & Head of the School, stated, “The book is enticing and lively. The art work is spectacular and very telling.”
This past spring, the elementary school students studied the Founding Fathers, and then toured George Washington’s Mt. Vernon. Some students journaled about the trip; others drew pictures, and some wrote sweet thank-you notes. Best of all, they “witnessed” American History!