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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. 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.
Map Skills and The Compass Rose
Students practice map making. In this map skills lesson, students explore three kinds of compasses: compass, Compass Rose, and compass as a math tool. After completing research, students design their own compass rose.
Compass Rose for the New Millennium
Sixth graders are introduced to the concepts of a compass rose and how it used in relationship to reading maps in geography. The lesson is meant to build upon prior knowledge and skills.
Using a 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.
Using a Compass Rose
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.
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. A wonderful educational resource!
Marine Navigation-Plot Your Course
Students explore nautical charts used for navigation. In 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.
We Found It!
First graders identify and describe landforms. They demonstrate an understanding of the compass rose and a map key using the trail of Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery. They generate a map key.
Ticky Goes to Jr. Map School
Second graders explore the compass rose and North - East - South - West.
Map Making Lesson
Second graders explore the concept of making a map. In this map making activity, 2nd graders discover how to create a map. Students must include correct symbols, a compass rose, and a map key.
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 follow directions on a worksheet to follow directions on a map of the United States and Territories of the United States. For this directions worksheet, students use a compass rose and learn the directions.
Learning to Read a Map
First graders identify the map and globe symbols: Cardinal Directions; Compass Rose; Mountains; Rivers; Lakes; Towns; Roads.
Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate's Map for Me: An Original Story
Students read Blackbeard and brainstorm their knowledge of maps. In 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.
Second graders identify a map, symbol, key, and compass rose. Students create and print a map for teacher evaluation using the computer. Students identify the symbols on their map and orally present them to the class.
Learners are introduced to several elements of a map including map titles, keys and the compass rose. They discuss the design of the Louisiana quarter and follow a worksheet to interpret and label a map of the fifty states.
Map Directions and the United States
Third graders search TDC database for images of a compass rose, a miles marker, and a US map. They identify cardinal and intermediate directions to help identify their state and other states on a US map.
Ticky Goes to Jr. Map School
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...
Drawing a Bird's Eye View Map
Students make birds-eye view maps and place the compass rose on the map.
Flat Stanley's Visits
First graders review the places that Flat Stanley has visited between October and March. They identify places Flat Stanley has visited on U.S. and World Maps. They create a bubble map that represents where he visited, the direction of the location from the compass rose, and one fun thing he did. They discuss their maps with their small groups.