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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. The plan details how to direct readers’ attention to the messages sent by illustrations and how to check the facts of a story. As a contrast, class members are introduced to Joseph Bruchac’s Between Earth and Sky: Legends of Native American Sacred Places and create their own compass rose.
Second graders practice navigating around their neighborhood by utilizing a compass. In this geography lesson, 2nd graders view a compass rose, discover the purpose of it, and utilize it to navigate through a printed map of their neighborhood. Students complete the map worksheet and share their results with the class.
Second graders explore geography by completing a mapping activity in class. In this directional lesson, 2nd graders examine a map in class and utilize a compass rose to identify their location and destination. Students write directions to a classmate in order to navigate properly and complete a compass rose worksheet.
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. A wonderful educational resource!
Students explore nautical charts used for navigation. For this marine navigation lesson plan, students determine distance and direction between features on nautical charts, they identify obstacles and they identify characteristics of common aid to navigation. Students answer 12 questions using a nautical chart. They transfer the angle of a line to another point using parallel rules and drafting triangles in order to determine direction using a compass rose.
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.
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. Allow students to color it in and make it their own!
Students read Blackbeard and brainstorm their knowledge of maps. For this language arts and geography lesson, students use landmarks on their playground to review north, south, east and west and discuss the compass rose. Students read This is an Island and draw their own island, including a compass rose, legend, title and hidden treasure.
First graders sing "We All Live Together," by Greg and Steve. They look at a map and sing the "Soggy Waffle Song" to study about the compass rose. Students write N, E, S, W on the borders of paper that goes under a 100's chart. The teacher gives directions starting with the one square such as move three spaces south...