Maria Montessori designed the Cultural Studies curriculum as an interdisciplinary study of the life of man on earth throughout time and in all geographic regions. It includes the study of geography, history, music, art, and science. It encompasses all cultural subjects as part of a meaningful whole. Maria Montessori's primary goal was for education to help the child become a fully developed individual adapted to his time and place; to be a citizen of tomorrow; and a participant in a harmoniously functioning society. The Cultural subjects give the child an understanding of unity and bring the world into the classroom.