Montessori Connection 10 Years old+: Fundamental Needs/Clothing of Italy/ 1484-1884
1. Read the story and write down a description of each dress that Luisa demanded.
2. Do some research and write a paragraph about what a girl from a poor family, a girl from a merchant's family, or a girl from a King's family might have worn during the 1400's, the time this story dates to.
3. Draw pictures of each outfit, or trace them from a book such as:Clothing: A Pictorial History of the Past One Thousand Years (Millennium), or Clothing: A Global History, or The Complete History of Costume & Fashion: From Ancient Egypt to the Present Day.
4. Recall that Maria Montesori was born in the year 1870. At the time this story was collected, she would have been 14 years old. How do you think she dressed?