Compass Rose Teacher Resources
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How to use the compass
Third graders use the compass rose as a tool to help tell if the location is north, east, south, or west from Missouri on the U.S map.
Using Multiple Intelligence Theory
Second graders are introduced to how to read a map. After identifying the symbols used, they practice determining how the directions relate to the directions in real life. They use a map to complete a treasure hunt to end the lesson.
Orienteering - Introductory Lesson
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.
Expanding Map Vocabulary
First graders name the vocabulary words in Navajo, Ute and Spanish for the cardinal directions.
Third graders follow cardinal directions to locate items in the classroom. They play a game of tag based on identifying objects following the directions based on the compass rose.
Children play game using cardinal directions to locate different objects around the classroom.
The Circle Graph
In this circle graph instructional activity, students complete problems involving many circle graphs including a compass rose, degrees, and more. Students complete 7 activities.
While learning about the Louisiana Purchase, pupils practice map skills. This motivating lesson has them answer questions about the Louisiana Territory and the United States. It provides a quick and easy way review of skills and the American History.
U.S. Geography- The Northeast
Students investigate the geography of the Northeast states. In this map skills lesson, students are shown a map of the Northeast states and identify the state names and borders. Students construct individual maps of the Northeast using crayons and construction paper.
Globe Lesson 4 - Intermediate Directions
Students explore the concept of intermediate directions. For this geography skills lesson, students use map skills in order to identify intermediate directions as they complete a map activity.
Rivers Run Through It
Using a relief map of New York State, learners answer questions about the distance between different cities, identify bodies of water, and more. First, they discuss vocabulary related to the Hudson River area. Then, they complete a worksheet.
Cartography - Mystic Isles
Students explore how to read and make their own maps. They also have time to complete worksheets and write in their journals.
To Walk the Sky Path
Fifth graders use maps of Florida. They locate places from a list on their map. Students use the places mentioned in the book, "To Walk the Sky Path," and locate them on the map. Students should have labeled a minimum of 10 places, and included a legend, a compass rose, and distance scale.
A Map Mystery
First graders solve a mystery by following map clues. In this map clues lesson plan, 1st graders follow a computer program called Neighborhood Map Machine. In this program, it gives students directional and spatial clues in order to solve the mystery. Students use their knowledge of maps to solve it.
Pack Your Suitcases -- We're Going On A Road Trip!
Students participate in mapping activities. In this mapping lesson, students examine how to locate specific points on a map, use an atlas, write letters, graph information, and label a United States map. They simulate a truck trip around the state of Missouri.
U.S. Geography: The Northeast
Students 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. Students utilize the Internet to help identify all waterways.
Finding Your Way in North Carolina
Fourth graders examine the geography of North Carolina by examining directions. For 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..
Of Compasses, Sextants and Chronometers
Learners identify longitude and latitude and how they were, and are, determined, and discuss the rudiments of navigation in the eighteenth century.
Religions of the World
Second graders explore the part that religion plays in a culture. They explore how many different religions there are in the world and where they're located.
Maps, Charts, and Graphs
Students define key geographic terms and track a hurricane on a map. They examine various types of maps and find locations on them,including rivers, cities and mountains.