To Educate the Human Potential

By Maria Montessori

In this book Dr. Montessori presents her plan of cosmic education for children between 6 and 12 years.  Drawing on stories from fields as diverse as geology, biology, history, sociology, paleontology, poetry and myth, an integrated view of knowledge is established. Within this framework the rich tapestry of detail awakens the child's interest and links it to the world in which he lives. Dr. Montessori movingly paints the role of the teacher who must support the child's development beyond the narrow boundaries of race, creed, nation, prejudice and the limitations of a syllabus.