There are five stories told in Montessori primary education. They are called the Great Lessons: The story of the Universe, The Coming of life, The Coming of Humans, The story of writing and the story of numbers.

From this core of story frameworks, emanates the detail of the disciplines: science, mathematics, social studies, and language. The story provides an overview, the children investigating the areas in detail.

After hearing the story the children in small groups or individually explore their own questions prompted by the story. Some with timelines, some perform experiments, some using their mathematical knowledge to answer the question the list is endless.

These stories provide the children with an understanding of the earth’s beginnings, human progress and the effects on the planet.