Trillium Montessori Talks podcast

035: The Fundamental Needs of Humans: Ideas for Deeper Exploration

15 Sekunden vorwärts
15 Sekunden vorwärts

We all have fundamental needs as humans, and understanding them from an early age is so important to a child’s development. These needs affect all children, regardless of age or familiarity with the lesson. 

In today’s episode, I’m talking about how to use the Fundamental Needs of Humans Chart to engage both younger and older children, to encourage students to create their own needs charts, and to apply this lesson to basic and advanced research and fiction stories.

I hope that something in this episode is helpful for you to explore and get creativity with this foundational lesson.

What’s in this episode:

[00:52] Why the fundamental needs of humans lesson is great for all ages and learners, plus activities for young learns and tips for students new to this lesson

[05:03] Why there is a fundamental needs of humans food chart, and how students can use this chart for inspiration in creating other charts of their own

[06:49] How you can engage older students in creating a more in-depth list of spiritual needs, and how to use Nonviolent Communication to help students expand their understanding of spiritual needs

[09:03] Using the fundamental needs chart as an outline for researching a variety of topics, and, on the flip side, using it with fictional text

[13:54] Coming up with stories of your own that pertain to this lesson, how to weave this lesson into all areas of cosmic education, and examining more advanced topics such as animals and social or health problems in communities

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Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

The Center for Nonviolent Communication Needs Inventory

The Deep Well of Time by Michael J. Dorer

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