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A neighborhood map is a great way to practice with a compass rose! Use this simple map analysis instructional activity, which begins with a short introduction on cardinal and intermediate directions. A neighborhood map is used to answer 4 questions, which have students determine the location of a pond, routes people would take from their home to a destination, and the location of the supermarket relative to a house. Consider extending by having students draw their own neighborhood map!
Students practice locating positions on the world map. In this map skills activity, students explore the world map and items such as the compass rose, Equator, mountains, cities, etc. The students practice locating positions on the world map, with 90% accuracy.
Combine angles and the compass rose in this labelling instructional activity. 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.
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. 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.
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.
Second graders explore the compass rose and North - East - South - West.
Second graders practice identifying the four cardinal directions. After locating a compass rose on a map, 2nd graders explain each point that corresponds to a direction. Using a toy ship as a manipulative on a map, students observe its location as directions are spoken. Using a compass rose, students follow written directions to move around the classroom.
Pupils follow directions on a worksheet to follow directions on a map of the United States and Territories of the United States. In this directions worksheet, students use a compass rose and learn the directions.
Students read Blackbeard and brainstorm their knowledge of maps. In this language arts and geography activity, 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 identify the map and globe symbols: Cardinal Directions; Compass Rose; Mountains; Rivers; Lakes; Towns; Roads.
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.
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.
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.
A neighborhood map is a great way to practice compass rose and key skills! Use these 2 worksheets to introduce these concepts through reading and comprehension activities. First, students look at 3 compasses, circling their favorite and drawing their own. They use a map to answer questions about direction. On the next page, learners look at a map with a key and compass, answering questions about direction and adding a school symbol. There is reference to a page not included.
Third graders locate New York State on a map, use a compass rose to name the direction from one city to another, and perform various other activities using maps to prepare a presentation about New York.
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.
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!
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!

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