This personal space unit is designed to have mini-lessons, discovery learning, critical thinking, cooperative learning, and rotation style lessons.
The lesson format is aligned with current research on brain engagement—the first 5-10 minutes grabs the interest of the learning the next 20 minutes to explore the learning in a rotation style or hands on style, and the final 5-10 minutes to close out the lesson and capture the most important details for the brain to remember. Each lesson is designed to last 30 minutes.
These lessons are on not intended for passive learners. Learners must be actively engaged! This unit also uses high engaging technology. This includes videos, kahoot!, and QR codes. If these are not options, you can skip them, or play them to the whole group. For QR codes you need to have a QR reader on your phone or other device with a camera. Students do not necessarily need them, but someone does to access the links.
The unit begins with a whole group science experiment and art experiment, and reinforcing foldables.
The bulk of the unit consists of rotations. Each rotation day is flexible enough to last 1-2 days. You can easily modify each lesson depending on your time allocations. Every “days” rotation includes and video, a foldable, and checking in with the experiment. The lesson is designed for you to run the “foldable” rotation to enhance the level of teaching. You are not required to use the rotations. Simply go through each “rotation” as a whole group if desired.
The end of the unit concludes with a summative acting assignment where students apply what they have learned by writing a skit. It has concludes with a summative quiz on Kahoot!
This unit pairs beautifully with Personal Space Invader. It is a two week long unit and is a must for any social skills classroom with students with high functioning autism or ADHD.
This unit includes foldable from
Personal Space Interactive Notebook