Maria Montessori Her Life and Work

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Montessori Education

SA Montessori,
Philosophy 1


Covering Page1

Table Of Contents2

1Write a page about Maria Montessori’s family, 4
where they lived, her father’s profession, her mother and her siblings

2Where did Maria Montessori go to school, what did she study and why5

3Write about Maria Montessori’s Medical training, why, where6

4Note where she first practised medicine, why, and what did she learn7

5What was the ‘Children’s House’, where was it located, 9
what was Maria Montessori’s role

6When did Maria Montessori first start writing and why11

7Why do you think Maria Montessori never married, substantiate with research12

8Who was the father of Maria Montessori’s son and why did they never marry 13

9Mario Montessori, write about his part in his mother’s life14

10What happened to Maria Montessori in Italy before World War II15

11Where did Maria Montessori Spend World War II16

12What effect, if any, did Maria Montessori’s 17
stay in India have on the spread of her method?
13How did the teaching colleges start and where18

14How did Maria Montessori spend her last few years of life, 19
where and when did she die
Extracts from Maria Montessori’s Last Will and Testament20

15Try and find out what events and inventions took place in her life-time21

16Who were her contemporaries? 22
Important Dates In Maria Montessori’s Life24

Question One: -Write a page about Maria Montessori’s family, where they lived, the profession of her father, her mother and her siblings?

Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori’s parents were married in the spring on 1866; both mother and father were devoted to the liberation and the unity of Italy this was the common ground on which Maria Montessori’s parents met. They were devout Catholics. Alessandro Montessori was a descendant of a noble family from bologna, In his youth he was a soldier and then an accountant in the civil service in his later years, he was well known for his courteous politeness. “He was an old fashioned Gentleman, with a conservative temper and was of military habits”. (Rita Kramer, 1976, pg22). In the year 1865 Alessandro Montessori, aged 33 came to the town of Chiaravalle which was a provincial agricultural town and here he met the love of his life Renilde Stoppani then aged 25. Renilde Stoppani Montessori was the niece of the great philosopher-scientist-priest Antonio Stoppani a monument of him was erected at the University of Milan on the event of his death. Renilde was a beautiful a well educated woman for her time she loved to read books, this was incredible because in Chiaravalle, persons who could read and write their own names were praised, she was a firm believer in discipline, but loved her daughter and supported her in all she did, Renilde was very patriotic and was devoted to the ideals of the liberation and union for Italy, she was a lady of singular piety and charm. Renilde Montessori passed away in 1912. Alessandro Montessori and Renilde Stoppani were married within a year of his placement as a government civil service accountant in the small town of Ancona. After two years in Venice the couple moved back to Chiaravalle and it was a year later 1870 there were two major events the one being Italy became a unified and free nation the second being Alessandro and Renilde were blessed with a beautiful buddle of joy on August 31 and they named her Maria. In 1873 the government transferred Alessandro to the city of Florence and then his last move was to Rome in 1875. It was in Rome that Maria grew up. Maria Montessori did not have any siblings.

Question Two: -Where did she go to school, what did she study and why? Maria was six when her parents enrolled her in first grade just 2 yrs before public...
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