Cardinal Directions Teacher Resources
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Using Bar Scale and Compass Rose
Incorporate the compass rose and bar scale in map studies using this analysis instructional activity. A brief introduction gives students context on cardinal directions and the use of ratio on the bar scale. Two maps of Australia are...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History
Maps and Globes: Where in the World are We?
Students explore maps and globes. In this introduction to map and globe concepts lesson, students identify features of physical maps, political maps, and globes. Students locate land and water, and recite a poem about the names of the...
K Social Studies & History
I've Been Working on the Railroad
Third graders investigate the transcontinental railroad. In this geography lesson, 3rd graders name the continents, oceans, and equator. Students label maps and show the cardinal directions. Students read books and sing songs about the...
3rd Visual & Performing Arts
Johnny Appleseed's Westward Journey
Students listen to the book, JOHNNY APPLESEED focusing on the directions that he traveled within the United States. They discuss Johnny Appleseed's westward travels locating the westward direction on the map and also answer questions...
1st - 2nd Social Studies & History
Location, Location, Location!
Twelfth graders locate cities, states and countries on maps. They use the cardinal directions to locate places on maps. They describe where they were born by giving clues without naming the exact state. They trade papers and try to guess...
12th Social Studies & History