The black ribbon – Nienhuis Montessori
The Nienhuis Montessori black ribbon is a black canvas cloth made of solid fabric, wrapped around a solid beechwood spool. The black ribbon can be used for various activities in the Montessori classroom such as creating timelines, depicting the evolution of man, pinpointing periods in history, creating calendars, and exploring the solar system.
By rolling out the black cloth and placing items on it, the children create a visual ‘history’ of the subject they are studying and get a better understanding of how long the development of the earth has taken. The forty six metres of length of the black ribbon represent four point six billion years of the earth’s evolution, with the red section illustrating the evolution of human kind. A set with large animals and related revolutionary figurines as well as a book to be used with the black ribbon is also available separately.
This material is suitable for children aged 6 years and up.
1 black solid fabric ribbon (46 metres long)
1 solid beechwood pool
* Animals are not included