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Learn to emonstrate how to use a compass rose. By learning to identify the four cardinal directions and make a compass rose from a paper plate, 2nd graders will be able to mark the playground with the directions and draw a map of the playground using cardinal directions as a guide.
Students study direction as they listen to the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and The Jolly Postman. In this cardinal direction lesson, learners create a map to show the path Little Red Riding Hood took in the story and label the path that the Jolly Postman took. The class practices the cardinal directions while singing "Oh Where Oh Where is the Postman" song.
Third graders use cardinal directions to practice writing concise directions. In this direction writing lesson, 3rd graders write directions for a classmate using cardinal directions. They use the school and its environs as they write and edit the directions. They complete both a pre and post-assessment.