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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.
Keep it simple when practicing directions using this compass rose labeling worksheet. 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.
Fourth graders identify the cardinal directions by listening to a song entitled, "Stand," and by reviewing the lyrics to that song. They notice the cardinal directions that are posted around the classroom. They perform the motions as they listen to the song a final time. Finally, they design a construction paper quilt using that shows the cardinal and intermediate directions.
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.
Students construct, interpret and translate maps and geographic data. Given a worksheet, students identify an island, an atoll, a scale, and a compass rose. Students grid systems, legends, and symbols. They use the map to find answers to specific questions and vocabulary words.
Map the classroom with your kids to help them understand how maps work and how to read them. The lesson starts off with a story about animals living and moving around the globe, and then kids create maps of their classroom to show how they come and go, just like the animals. They'll draw and label their maps then practice giving each other directions. Note: If your teaching Common Core be sure to double check the standards listed, the lesson may not meet them all, fully.
Students learn and identify parts of a map. In this geography lesson plan, 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.
Establishing clear expectations is a good way to help kids know what they should be focusing on in class. Here is a study guide, perfect for handing out at the start of a unit on geography. They'll use each of the 18 topics and assignments as they move through the unit. Note: This is a study guide only.
Students 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. Students choose which direction to go to get there. Students then watch a video clip of a roller coaster ride.
Gain knowledge of directions and degrees while learning how to read a compass. NEWS - north, east, west, south, and everything in between. It's crucial to be accurate in reading a compass and understanding degrees and direction when learning the art of orienteering. This unit has nine lessons and links to the other resources contained.