Montessori Great Lessons Summer Camp — The Fourth Great Lesson

Since this is our last summer of homeschooling, I decided to go out with a BIG BANG [*wink wink*] — a Great Lessons Summer Camp! I put together 9 weeks of summer fun studying the 5 Montessori Great Lessons, and we’re loving it so far. I didn’t make any of these materials myself — just curated the contents from multiple sources I’ve found — and I’m sharing the whole camp plans and where to find the resources we’re using this summer. If you want to know what we did for the First, Second, & Third Great Lessons, check these posts:

The Fourth Great Lesson is the History of Language. On the first day, I will tell the story of the History of Language using this Great Lessons Pack along with a book. The girls will use a couple of pages from the pack to record their responses to it, then they will be free to choose shelf work. On the following days, we’ll read more books and focus especially on the history of the Korean language, as the girls are half-Korean. Here’s a quick outline of each day’s group lesson:

  • Day 1: Tell the Fourth Great Lesson Story, respond.
  • Day 2: History of Writing Cards from the Great Lessons Pack, write our names in Hieroglyphics
  • Day 3: Field Trip to the Egyptian and Native American exhibits at our local Natural History Museum
  • Day 4: Learn the History of Hangul (consonants)
  • Day 5: Learn the History of Hangul (vowels)
  • Day 6: Make up own written language

After each group lesson, the girls will be free to choose work from the shelves. We keep much of our usual work out, and add a few items to go along with the Fourth Great Lesson:

These are the books we’ll be using with the Fourth Great Lesson:

Stay tuned for Great Lesson #5, or follow along in real time on Instagram!