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Second graders practice navigating around their neighborhood by utilizing a compass.  In this geography instructional activity, 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. For 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.
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!
Second graders explore the concept of making a map.  For this map making lesson, 2nd graders discover how to create a map.  Students must include correct symbols, a compass rose, and a map key. 
Third graders use the compass rose as a tool to help tell if the location is north, east, south, or west from Missouri on the U.S map.
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...
Students make birds-eye view maps and place the compass rose on the map.
Second graders explore the various types of maps. They examine the differences between street maps and aerial photographs. Students identify various features on each map. They use cardinal directions and the compass rose. They write their own address.
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. Question 6 is tricky: students may wonder if it means in inches, or if they are to answer that the size of the continent doesn't change. Houghton Mifflin text is referenced.
Keep it simple when practicing directions using this compass rose labeling activity. Learners read a brief text describing the cardinal and intermediate directions, then fill in the compass themselves. They can get immediate feedback using the online tool. Keep in mind they can't use the abbreviations (S, SW, NE, etc.), as it will not count the answers as correct.
Sixth graders are introduced to the concepts of a compass rose and how it used in relationship to reading maps in geography. The lesson plan is meant to build upon prior knowledge and skills.
Young scholars explore cardinal directions and the compass rose using Google Earth. In this cardinal directions and compass rose activity, students use Google Earth to visit Disney World. Young scholars choose which direction to go to get there. Students then watch a video clip of a roller coaster ride.
First graders make two maps. In this developing and reading maps lesson, 1st graders read Mapping Penny's World, discuss the parts of a map, create a map of their classroom, and create a list of directions of how to get to various locations. Students work independently to create a map of their bedroom that has all the important parts of a map.
Young scholars demonstrate basic map skills. In this US history lesson, students review cardinal directions and use a compass rose while at the same time discuss what life was like for Abraham Lincoln.
In this circle graph worksheet, students complete problems involving many circle graphs including a compass rose, degrees, and more. Students complete 7 activities.
Students are introduced to maps, how directions on a map correspond with 'real' life directions, and how symbols on a map represent real things. After reading "Peter Pan" students go on a treasure hunt using maps and a Compass Rose to find the location of the treasure.
Students investigate the geography of the Northeast states. In this map skills lesson, students are shown a map of the Northeast states and identify the state names and borders. Students construct individual maps of the Northeast using crayons and construction paper.
First graders solve a mystery by following map clues. In this map clues lesson plan, 1st graders follow a computer program called Neighborhood Map Machine. In this program, it gives students directional and spatial clues in order to solve the mystery. Students use their knowledge of maps to solve it.
Students define key geographic terms and track a hurricane on a map. They examine various types of maps and find locations on them,including rivers, cities and mountains.
Students use the four directions of a compass rose to locate classroom features. In this directions lesson plan, students locate the features by identifying directions.

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