There are plenty of websites selling Montessori Materials, Blackline Masters and other support materials, but the closest thing I could find to a guided framework (with problems to solve, etc.) to make doing Montessori at home manageable was the Albanesi Curriculum Cards. I came really close to buying them, but I just couldn’t help thinking that the concept itself was not that difficult—anyone with an album, time and patience could make their own set of these. (Of course, by the time they were done, their children might likely have finished high school…)
But I knew there were enough others like me online, that if enough of us worked together to each make a portion of these cards, we could have it done in enough time to be of use. And so Montessori Collaborative Curriculum was born.
Here you'll find descriptions of each individual set (called “assignments”) posted, and some supplementary materials to go with each. Though the idea is based on the Albanesi Curriculum Cards, ours follow the sequence of a typical album and are not intended to be used in a rigid sequence.
This group is for 6-9 Math, and we have a sister group for 6-9 Language. (See the links section to find it) As each group starts to progress, we have plans to add 6-9 Geometry and all the 9-12 stuff too.
I think this will be an incredibly important resource for anyone who chooses to follow the Montessori route for the older years. It is my intention that it should be a free resource to all who wish to use it. However, it is crucial that those who wish to USE this resource also CONTRIBUTE to this resource, or there won’t BE any resource! :)
So if you are serious about working together on this project, please join us!
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT REQUEST A MEMBERSHIP IF YOU ARE JUST BEGINNING TO INVESTIGATE MONTESSORI! THIS GROUP IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR COLLECTIVE RESOURCE.
Lisa--Moderator, Montessori Collaborative Curriculum