SECONDARY PROGRAM

The child is no longer centered on himself and his family but now has a great need to explore society and the world. If the First Plane is the age of “what,” this Second Plane is the age of “why,” “where,” “who,” “when,” and “how.” The child of this age wants to know how everything came to be. In the Montessori lower elementary classroom, we give the child the history of the universe, the world, the coming of plants and animals, and the emergence of humans on Earth.
This is also the age when the child develops a moral sense, learning what is right and wrong. He sorts out what is “good” and “bad” and what is “fair” and “not fair.” He strives to find how he can play an important and meaningful role in life.