Each thematic unit integrates activities across the curriculum in English, maths, science, social studies, art, music and life skills. Many of these activities encourage co-operative learning and suggestions and patterns for display boards are provided. Culminating activities enable students to synthesise their knowledge in order to create products that can be shared beyond the classroom. Each thematic unit includes: Literature selections, planning guides, writing ideas, homework suggestions, curriculum connections, group projects, a culminating activity and a reading list. Five Senses includes sound picture games, musical activities, touch-and-feel games, tongue teaser activities and 'see' and 'hear' cards.