Spatial Skills Teacher Resources
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Developing Geometric Understandings and Spatial Skills through Tangram Puzzles
Students choose a picture and use all seven Tangram pieces to fill in the outline. They describe and visualize what figures look like when they are transformed through rotations or flips or are put together or taken apart in different ways.
K - 2nd Math
My Special Place at School
Young scholars get to experiment with using non-standard units of measurement. They also try their hand at creating a map of a special place at their school. Some excellent handouts are embedded in this lesson, which will make it easy to implement with your charges.
K - 2nd Math
Gorilla Girl- Letter G Worksheet
In this letter g worksheet, students complete activities with the letter g sound that include spatial skills, color skills, and phonemic awareness. They listen as the teacher reads the directions to locate the letter g over, under and in front of gorilla pictures.
K - 1st English Language Arts
My Pet: Lesson 1 of 8
Primaries create a map of a pet in this unusual lesson. Once they finish the map, they label pet parts and then use directional and positional words to give a classmate a tour of their pet. You may want to have a special day for little ones to bring their actual pet to class and give another tour!
K - 2nd English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Figuring in Football
Teach young learners about rectangles and shapes they see in the world around them. A discussion about how the world of sports often use two and three-dimensional shapes, from the equipment, to the playing fields themselves. A very good worksheet is included in the plan to help facilitate the lesson.
Pre-K - 2nd Physical Education
Rap & Tango
Young scholars compare and contrast rap music with tango music. In this cultural geography lesson, students identify similarities and differences in the musical styles. Young scholars also explore the cultures that produce the 2 musical styles in order to discover their shared roots.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
How Do I Get There? Planning a Safe Route to School
One much-needed skill for young learners is direction giving. Have your class plan and draw a safe route for them to travel from home to school. They will also draw places and items that are in between home and school in order to build a sense of the community around them.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History
Biodiversity in an Estuary
Students investigate the biodiversity in estuaries. For this estuary lesson plan, students use Google Earth to explore the Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. They produce a biodiversity concept map and portray the life of a plant and an animal in an estuary by producing a poster.
9th - 12th Science
The Taste of Latin America
Students create culinary art. In this Latin America lesson, students examine the ties between food and culture, geography, politics, and economy from countries as they research artwork featuring foods. Students design visual art pieces that feature the foods they research.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Big Circle
Young scholars explore geography by participating in a mapping activity. In this concentric ring lesson, students utilize a poster board, string and markers to identify their current location within the entire world. Young scholars write about their "physical world address" and discuss how the world is connected as opposed to divided by borders.
2nd - 3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Latin American Film
Students explore the Latin American film industry. In this Latin American film instructional activity, students compare Latin American films to American films as they watch segments of "Que Viva Mexico!" Students research the painters on the film and share their research findings.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Ninth graders examine mariachi music and its different musical forms. In this music history lesson, 9th graders compare and contrast mariachi music from its beginnings to the present. Students research different aspects of the history of mariachi music in Tucson, the Southwestern U.
9th Visual & Performing Arts