Given the freedom and support to question, to probe deeply, and to make connections, Montessori students become confident, enthusiastic and self-directed learners.
We were privileged to host Dr. Briana Pobiner from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C. and Ancient Rome Specialist Dr. Frances Gallart Marques to share their expertise with our students online this week.
Students peppered Dr. Briana with questions on life of being an anthropologist and how to become an expert in human evolution.
Dr. Briana gave students an overview of anthropology and also shared her passion in this subject. “There are a lot of mysteries to solve and discover. Whenever we discover something new, it shifts our understanding or fills a gap,” said Briana who is also an Associate Research Professor of Anthropology in the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology at the George Washington University.
The other guest speaker Dr. Frances Gallart Marques is not new to us as the Ancient Rome Specialist talked about Roman exhibits, history and on being a Romanologist with our children in June.
Dr. Frances speaks to Grade 4 students.
Dr. Frances took Grade 4 children on an adventure of Greek Monsters and Greek Myth, unravelling the symbolism of the monsters and sharing her insights on the history of generations of Gods.
Our students have been studying these topics in class, and were excited to expand their knowledge and get first-hand accounts from experts in these fields. MSB has been in close contact with scholars from home and abroad to offer children more learning opportunities to make connections and spark a joy in lifelong learning.