The Imaginary Island 5th year curriculum reflects all aspects of a fifth year student’s Montessori Education: math, geography, culture, science, language and literature. The students design and create an island with a self-sustaining civilization that encompasses all the “Needs of People” learned throughout their Montessori education. The physical characteristics will be drawn from their knowledge of geography and the study of world biomes in science. The maps are calculated to scale relative to the longitude and latitude chosen and the available area. Written work will reflect the geography, daily life, culture and government of the inhabitants along with a fictional “creation myth” or legend indicative to the culture/island. This is always a much anticipated end of the year project and the end results are quite imaginative and impressive.