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Learners investigate U.S. Geography by creating a map in class. In this natural resource lesson, students create a map of the United States and research the Northeast based on their resources and recyclable materials. Learners utilize the Internet to help identify all waterways.
Fourth graders examine the geography of North Carolina by examining directions. In this U.S. mapping lesson, 4th graders identify the three North Carolina regions and locate landmarks on a map. Students collaborate in groups to create directions in and around North Carolina..
Students utilize maps to determine direction and calculate distances. In this map-reading instructional activity, students review the difference between latitude and longitude. Students learn to identify the cardinal and intermediate directions on a compass rose. Then, students use a map to calculate the absolute and relative distances to various selected locations and complete a related worksheet.
A neighborhood map is a great way to practice with a compass rose! Use this simple map analysis 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!
Young scholars practice locating positions on the world map. In this map skills lesson, students explore the world map and items such as the compass rose, Equator, mountains, cities, etc. The young scholars practice locating positions on the world map, with 90% accuracy.
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.