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
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.