This video lesson is designed for 6-9-year-old children. It talks about the spatial thinking concepts and the role of geography in building spatial skills.
What is Spatial Thinking?
Spatial thinking is the ability to recognize, interpret and understand spatial patterns, distributions, and relationships in the universe. Therefore, it is an essential part of geography education.
It helps to know and remember facts about the Earth, planets, and different celestial bodies in space. It also helps to answer where objects are located and visualize relationships between and among them.
In geography lessons, children acquire, understand, and communicate information using maps and other geographic representations, such as globes, diagrams, and aerial images.
A child should develop spatial thinking around the activities that occur in their day-to-day life. They should relate to the house’s structure or path when navigating between home and school.
Why Learning Geography is Important?
Learning geography means understanding one’s physical space. The Great Book: The story of the Universe guides the child through them. It is a beautiful, detailed, mesmerizing, theatrical book. It opens a path for the child to explore and study the universe. It covers the big bang, the start of the universe, the formation of the solar system, the sun, the stars, the speed of light, the nature of elements, the composition of the earth, density, gravity, and more.
Watch the video to learn more about Great Stories, Key Lessons, and Geography’s role in the Montessori Elementary curriculum. Invite the child to perform a few activities at home to develop spatial skills and boost the curiosity of the little explorer.
For more videos, visit: https://theglobalmontessorinetwork.org/culture-lessons/
Video created by Aishwarya | I teach I learn
Elementary | Culture | Geography and Spatial Skills (English)
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