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Orienteering - The Fundamentals
Students investigate the concept of a compass and it has been used in the past and in modern times. They practice using it in the wilderness in order to test its importance in various exploring activities. Each activity is accompanied by specific vocabulary.
Higher Ed Science 3 Views 8 Downloads
Students, after reading the book, "Caesar: On Deaf Ears," explore what "compassion" means and how to make compassionate choices in life. They analyze the problems in the novel as well as search to find solutions to the problem. In addition, they assess that compassion is the same for both people and animals.
4th - 6th Language Arts 3 Views 9 Downloads
Understanding the Compass
Young geographers view an excellent description of how compasses work, then work in partners to make a compass of their own. There is a heavy religious component in this lesson; for example, as closure, the teacher reads a verse from the Bible, and asks students to respond to the question, "How did God lead the people of Israel through the desert?
4th Social Studies & History 3 Views 2 Downloads
Geometric Abstract Art with a Compass
Using a compass and a ruler, young artists will create geometric abstract art. They'll discuss the highly dimensional work of Victor Vasarely, the elements of art and design, as well as abstract expressionism. They'll then take to the page with markers and crayons to create unique shape inspired pieces.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 5 Downloads
Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map
Second and third graders practice with basic map skills. They create their own map including a legend and a compass rose. This fabulous plan has many excellent websites linked which allow learners to explore maps of all kinds; including aerial photos of their own locations.
2nd - 3rd Social Studies & History 76 Views 247 Downloads
Orienteering - Lesson 7 - Compasses
More compass practice! This activity has your scholars practicing getting their bearings. They will participate in a schoolyard compass game where they will have a specific starting point and then navigate through the course according to directions given.
9th - 12th Physical Education 3 Views 3 Downloads
Combining Map and Compass
Students practice using the map and compass to find a location. In this geography lesson series, students identify basic requirements needed when traveling in the wilderness. They plan a healthy menu for a backpacking trip.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History 19 Views 63 Downloads
Here's a basic lesson on reading a compass. Learn the names of the parts of a compass. Learn how to read a bearing in degrees. Then go outside and follow a course of cones set up on the grass or in a clear area. Starting at one cone, face the next cone and write down its bearing.
6th - 10th Physical Education 8 Views 13 Downloads
Your carpenters will enjoy learning scaled drawing techniques and applying their new knowledge to make some real-life scale drawings of gardens. Your carpenter scholars will be reviewing some basic skills in a warm-up section of problems and then move on to learning about scales and scale drawings.
8th - 12th Math 7 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Seven directions: Making connections between literature and American Indian history
Stereotype or archetype? Myth or fact? Middle schoolers apply critical thinking skills to assess the validity of the images and story details in picture books portraying Native American history. The study begins with an examination of Susan Jeffers’ Brother Eagle, Sister Sky, listed as a book to avoid by the Oyate website.
6th - 8th Language Arts 47 Views 95 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Effects of Slavery
The emotional and spiritual oppression of slavery in the African-American experience is the focus of this activity. Middle schoolers analyze various texts by Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou related to freedom and oppression. They use textual evidence to write about slavery, oppression, compassion, and nonviolence.
7th - 12th Language Arts 31 Views 355 Downloads
Making A Compass
This interesting science instructional activity is about the compass. Students make a compass out of a magnet, sewing needle, cork, and a glass dish. The instructional activity includes both a pre and post-test for the students to take, and some very good links to websites filled with interesting information about the compass, and how it works.
4th Science 3 Views 10 Downloads
Keep it simple and visual when practicing directions using this compass rose labeling worksheet. Learners fill in the compass themselves, using cardinal and intermediate direction abbreviations. Consider using their compass on a map to create more investment in making it visually appealing.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 16 Views 138 Downloads
Using Bar Scale and Compass Rose
Incorporate the compass rose and bar scale in map studies using this analysis worksheet. A brief introduction gives students context on cardinal directions and the use of ratio on the bar scale. Two maps of Australia are used to answer 6 short-answer questions, which reference direction and measurement.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History 17 Views 141 Downloads