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Sixth graders complete activities to explore mapping skills. In this mapping lesson, 6th graders discuss habitats, maps, and school habitats. Students create a compass rose and design a basic school site map. Students visit websites to investigate water flow and vegetation. Students then work in groups to include water flow, vegetation, soils, sun, shade, traffic patterns, human use on the map.
Combine angles and the compass rose in this labelling worksheet. Geographers begin by labeling the cardinal directions on a compass template, along with the degrees corresponding to each. They then add the azimuthal directions, labeling them with intermediate directions. This is a simple review of the concept. Note: "azimuthal" is misspelled in the last question.
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, students 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.
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.
Students identify abnd interpret maps, graphs, charts, tables and political cartoons. Students identify what a compass rose is and review its meaning in relation to standard directions. Students design their own weathervanes. Students pencil out designs on paper and fashion their finished products from aluminum foil decorated by parents.
First graders complete activities to learn about frogs and toads. In this frogs and toads lesson, 1st graders read Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad series and complete writing activities using the dialogue between frog and toad. Students view a puppet reenactment of the stories and use a map to find toad using a compass rose. Students complete a related worksheet.
Students, working in groups, share notes and maps collected during a study of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They draw large composite maps of the western United States on butcher paper including land formations, bodies of water, and key towns. Included on their maps are keys, compass roses, scales, and titles.
Which direction is which? Use this compass rose labeling worksheet to practice with basic directions as learners fill in the compass themselves. They use cardinal and intermediate direction abbreviations. Consider using their compass on a map to create more investment in making it visually appealing. Allow students to color it in and make it their own! There are 2 worksheets included on this 1-page printout- cut the page in half and save paper!
There isn't much learners do on this compass rose worksheet- 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.
Keep it simple and visual when practicing directions using this compass rose labeling worksheet. Learners fill in the compass themselves, using cardinal and intermediate direction abbreviations. North is done for them. Consider using their compass on a map to create more investment in making it visually appealing. Allow students to color it in and make it their own!