Head of School’s Letter

United Nations Day Tradition

Posted by Joanna on October 19, 2017

The United Nation’s world-wide initiatives for peace go hand-in-hand with the tenets of the Montessori philosophy. Dr. Montessori wrote, lectured and trained teachers world-wide on the importance of peace education and the impact that children could have in achieving world peace. Efforts to advance the rights of children dominated the last years of her lifetime when she became involved in UNESCO (United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

ASM celebrates United Nations Day in honor of Dr. Montessori and her involvement with the UN. ASM students have been preparing for this day in a variety of ways. Children’s House students have been studying flags from countries around the world. Lower Elementary students have been researching countries of their choice to learn about their cultures and traditions. Upper Elementary students have been studying immigration, human rights, and the rights of the child. Middle School students have been focusing on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 13, which will prepare them for the Montessori Model United Nations conference they will attend next year.

Our children are fortunate to learn in an environment where peace education is deliberate and faculty help children to be at peace with themselves and others. Our children are learning the important work of becoming peacemakers and I have no doubt that they will make the world a better place.

I invite you to gather with us on the morning of October 26 for the Children’s House Parade of Nations and a school-wide celebration of song. I know you will enjoy this long-standing, wonderful ASM tradition!

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