Cross-Curriculum Mystery Pictures

Learning about the United States in History? Learning about the different mountain ranges in Science? Studying types of poems in Language Arts? Historic songs in Music class? Graphing in Math?

We all want to incorporate other content areas with the one that we teach. In middle school, it can feel extremely difficult to plan big units that have standards tied together from all four subjects (or more!). I love to create coordinate graphing mystery pictures and I have a really fun and easy way to integrate all the subject areas with each other.

My Cross-Curriculum Coordinate Graphing Mystery Pictures can be used for ALL these classes! If you have lower-level students or students in the early stages of learning about the coordinate plane, then use the Quadrant One version. If you have advanced students or you are working with all four quadrants and integers, then the version with all four Quadrants is perfect! Graph paper is included as well as a version with fractional grid lines for even more differentiation. These can be used from about 5th grade all the way to Seniors in high school! 

The following is an example of how you could use the FREE version of the United States Coordinate Graphing Mystery Picture in your classroom!
Students could graph the ordered pairs in Math class and take it with them to their other classes to continue the integration. In Language Arts, the students could write a poem about what they have learned in their History class. The students could use the outline of their Mystery Picture, they have graphed in their Math class, as a template for their poems.

Students may be studying about historic songs and their backgrounds in music class and learning about poems in Language Arts. Here is an example of how the Pledge of Allegiance could be used for the United States Mystery Picture. 
FREE United States Coordinate Graphing Mystery Picture
These also make a great template for writing thank you letters to veterans! You can really allow students to express their creativity with completing these mystery pictures. They will make a great bulletin board display!

Georgia Mystery Picture Quadrant One
Georgia Mystery Picture All 4 Quadrants
I will be completing each state as a Mystery Picture. The State of Georgia was first on the list to be finished! Click here to get Georgia for yourstudents! What state do you call home? Let me know and I'll start working on it next! You can email me at

I hope your students enjoy these Mystery Pictures as much as I love creating them! 

1 comment:

  1. Do you have a mystery picture for Missouri yet?