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A neighborhood map is a great way to practice with a compass rose! Use this simple map analysis worksheet, 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!
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!
First graders make two maps. In this developing and reading maps activity, 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.
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, learners 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.
High schoolers 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. High schoolers 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.