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Paso Partners - Integrating Mathematics, Science, and Language: An Instructional Program Purchase a print copy of Paso Partners
Introduction Grade K Lessons Grade 1 Lessons Grade 2 Lessons Grade 3 Lessons Bibliography
Table of Contents
Lesson Overview
Teacher Background Information
Lesson Focus
Objective Grid
Lesson 1: The Five Senses
Lesson 2: Sight
Lesson 3: Hearing
Lesson 4: Touch
Lesson 5: Smell
Lesson 6: Taste
Lesson 7: Altogether, Now
References
Spanish Language Translations

The Five Senses - Teacher Background Information

Without the information we receive through our five senses we could not function as the beings we are. Each sense is important in its own right, but each has limitations. On the other hand, one sense can be used to compensate for another. The most effective way to receive information, of course, is to use all our senses in harmony.

Another important aspect of learning about our senses is to become aware of physical handicaps that may cause difficulty for people who do not have access to these senses, though this does not make people different or lesser. These marvelous gifts of sensing the world we live in must be protected and cared for.

In this unit the teacher background information is quite lengthy and has been placed within each lesson. The teacher will have easier access to the information if it is closer to the other instructional material of the unit.

Perhaps more information has been added than a teacher may wish to provide the children. However, it is available; what the teacher deems reasonable should be made available to the children.

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