The HighScope curriculum of the 1990's could be viewed as the beginning of the current maker movement. It builds on the intrinsic motivation of the child. They learn to take initiative,solve problems, work with others, and accomplish their goals. In doing so, children see that they can make things happen and that their choices and ideas are respected. This helps them develop self confidence and a sense of control and independence.As children gain experience with plan-do-review, their language becomes increasingly detailed and complex,Plan-Do-Review in Action their vocabularies grow as they convey what they are learning, and they become confident communicators.
Having supplies available for students everyday in the Plan- Do- Review or Maker area is crucial. Thirft store and garage sale visits are essential for a teacher to keep material stocked.