Montessori classrooms include a cultural area where the children study cultures (how and where people live) around the world. Our 3-6 year old classes focus on continent studies. While we are learning about Asia, we study the people of Asia – what they eat, what they wear, how they live and work, landforms, cities, holidays, etc., as well as plants and animals of those continents. The children in our class learn about other places and cultures outside of Omaha, Nebraska. We are creating a sense of wonder in the children; how other children are similar and different by exposing them to worldly cultural studies. The children use beautiful globes and maps to learn geography and the location of cities, states and countries. Children study landforms and how those landforms originated, and how the landforms impact daily living. We use your child's natural curiosity to introduce her to a plethora of new vocabulary. The cultural studies seek to help the child answer their own questions about the world and their place in the world.