We love Montessori culture / geography lessons. One, because there is so much thought-process that goes behind the lesson, and two – because it takes the child’s imagination level to such a high point.
I had planned to do the Montessori Land, Air and Water lesson a long time back. But kept procrastinating it for some or the other reason. Instead, whenever we went outdoors, we used to very informally talk about the 3 elements – we used to discuss how fish swim in water, birds fly in the air, and children run on the ground! I am glad I did not rush up the lesson! Like always, I listened to my son and made sure I introduce this lesson to him when he was “ready” for it. The concept was well understood by him (and not abstract).
And don’t forget to download the beautiful realistic picture cards that go along with this lesson: