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There isn't much learners do on this compass rose instructional 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.
Students plot earthquake and volcano data using a Compass Rose Plotting. They explain the relationship between plate movement and connection. They draw conclusions that earthquakes and volcanoes occur in predictable locations.
Students identify the intermediate directions. In this geography lesson, students use a United States Political Map and use the compass rose to identify the cardinal directions and intermediate directions.
Students use different pieces of equipment to practice throwing and catching. They use the cardinal directions of North, South, East and West in making a compass rose with the equipment. They must use higher order and decision making skills.
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.
Using Styrofoam balls and mini pumpkins, your learners will have the opportunity for a real hands-on experience in understanding the earth's hemispheres and major points, such as the equator, prime meridian, and International Date Line. They will also identify continents, oceans, and compare and contrast a globe from a two-dimensional map.
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.
Second graders learn how to locate geographical features on a map or globe. In this geography lesson, 2nd graders locate and identify the continents and oceans. Students complete a worksheet where they answer questions on the equator, the continents, the oceans, and map directions.
Second graders will discover how to read a map and use the map key and its symbols. In this map skills instructional activity, 2nd graders will follow a map of the classroom to find hidden clues. Students will follow-up this activity by creating a map of their bedroom.
Students recognize symbols and models used to represent features of the environment. They recreate their own map of Little Red Riding Hood's path and identify that the map represents the real path that Little Red Riding Hood took on her way to Grandma's house. Finally, students select a fairy tale character and have them write a letter to the character.
Third graders create obstacle course maps. They lay out their course on the playground, using symbols for trees, fences, etc, Students, in groups, exchange maps and then follow the courses.
For this map symbols and directions worksheet, students match 5 map symbols to their actual titles. Students follow 5 directives with symbols to complete a map.
Young scholars investigate global positioning systems. In this technology and mapping instructional activity, students view a PowerPoint presentation in which they identify the features of a GPS, state its uses, and follow steps to find a waypoint.
In this astrolabe worksheet, students use a compass rose and an astrolabe to measure altitude and azimuth of five objects in the room and 5 objects outside the room. They answer questions about these two types of measurements.
In this Curious George using directions worksheet, students follow written directions and use a compass rose to decide directions taken on a path.
In this using intermediate directions on a map instructional activity, students view a street map and apply information about intermediate directions to answer questions. Students answer four questions.
Students explore the concept of latitude and longitude. In this latitiude and longitude lesson plan, students discover the meaning of these terms. Students then use their new knowledge to play a mapping game.
Fourth graders examine how to use maps to locate major areas of the world, and the major lines of longitude and latitude. They use coordinate to locate and label the continents. Also, they determine what type of weather they could expect at various locations in the world.
Pupils create a compass rose. In this geography lesson, students create a compass rose using the computer program KidPix 1.
Pupils examine the Louisiana state quarter and locate Louisiana on a map of the U.S. They relate the location of Louisiana to other states (and vise versa) using directions and the compass rose.