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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...
Which direction is which? Use this compass rose labeling worksheet to practice with basic directions as learners fill in the compass themselves. They use 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! There are 2 worksheets included on this 1-page printout- cut the page in half and save paper!
There isn't much learners do on this compass rose activity- an image includes degrees of direction and abbreviations of both cardinal and intermediate directions. There is a blank for students to fill out the compass #, however it is unclear why they would do this. The image is clear and could be useful if you have an activity in mind. Perhaps this could be printed out for stations around the room, having students indicate what they see at various degrees around them.
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. North is done for them. 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 learn and identify parts of a map. In this geography lesson, students learn about the parts of a map including the compass rose, the map key, scales, titles and labels. Students practice using a compass, following cardinal directions and drawing a simple map of the classroom. Students also use whiteboard websites to review each part of a map.
Combine angles and the compass rose in this labelling worksheet. Geographers begin by labeling the cardinal directions on a compass template, along with the degrees corresponding to each. They then add the azimuthal directions, labeling them with intermediate directions. This is a simple review of the concept. Note: "azimuthal" is misspelled in the last question.
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.