Maria Montessori’s Cosmic Curriculum anticipated much of the current developmental and educational research in multiple ways. Her version of interdisciplinary studies captures the optimization of thinking revealed in brain-based research. Cosmic curriculum engages the imagination through ‘Big Picture’ thinking foreshadowing the holistic education movement.
The Story of the Universe, the first in a series of Great Lessons, anticipated the central importance of environmental education in shaping our consciousness for responsible planetary citizenship. Her education for peace continues to lead the way in an effort to educate humanity for an appreciation of diversity and harmonious interactions.
The Cosmic Curriculum framework is comprehensive and flexible in a way that accommodates new discoveries in the sciences and history while advancing the core values of respect for nature and love of humanity.
In this section we seek to reveal the full breadth and depth of Cosmic Curriculum and to relate current innovations which continue to enrich this comprehensive framework.