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Third graders study maps. In this U.S. geography lesson, 3rd graders explore directions on a compass rose and use a map scale to determine distances between two points on a map. They listen to a lecture and use their own maps to practice the skills mentioned. This lesson includes a vocabulary list.
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.
Students explore cardinal directions and the compass rose using Google Earth. In this cardinal directions and compass rose instructional activity, students use Google Earth to visit Disney World. Students choose which direction to go to get there. Students then watch a video clip of a roller coaster ride.
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.
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.