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Fundamental Human Needs Across Space and Time

In this video, we'll discuss the next two steps in the child's exploration of Fundamental Human Needs. 

Note: I've scoured the Internet looking for the perfect collection of cards that doesn't cost hundreds of dollars and that works well with the  lessons described in this video (which is the original approach taken by Maria and Mario Montessori).  I haven't found them, and don't have time to make my own.  If you enjoy making materials and would like to collaborate with me to create and sell the ideal set of Stages of Civilization cards that will align with these lessons, please email me at 

In the meantime...

Montessori Kiwi has cards for the different civilizations, covering Shelter, Religion, Clothing, Tools, Food.


Please see the Stages of Civilization and Horizontal Study lesson plans attached below.