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Blowing in the Wind
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.
Combine angles and the compass rose in this labelling activity. 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.
Regions of Utah - Mapping
Fourth graders draw a rudimentary map of the state of Utah, dividing it into the three regions: the Great Basin, the Colorado Plateau, and the Rocky Mountain Region.
Making Sense of a Round World on a Flat Surface
Students explain the world in spatial terms
Fourth graders collect and explore different maps and their uses before using the program Pixie to create maps of geographic features, political features, and economic information for the state in which they live.
Help! I Am Lost at Fox Chapel
Sixth graders create a map to locate places on campus and share the map with another student. The other students use the map to locate certain places and validate for accuracy via a checklist. The parents use the completed map at open house.
Reading a Map
Third graders become familiar with the vocabulary and skills related to mapping. In this guided reading lesson, 3rd graders find proper nouns on from the map. Students read Goldilocks. Students make a map of their room.
Making a Region Map of a State
Fourth graders create salt maps of a state and indicate its regions. They include topographical elements including mountains, valleys, lowlands and major water bodies and a compass rose.
Geography: Map Making
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.
Compass Rose Directions
Second graders use cardinal and intermediate directions to locate places on maps and places in the classroom, school, and community. They draw a setting map of "Little Red Riding Hood." Students give five steps of cardinal or intermediate directions following the plot of the story.
Jordan's Neighborhood: Using a Compass Rose
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.
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 learners to color it in and make it their own!
Compass Rose Activity
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.
My First Biography: Christopher Columbus Storia Teaching Guide | Scholastic.com
Sail with Christopher Columbus on a biographical reading adventure. Young explorers will learn about the life of Sir Columbus as they hone their comprehension skills through guiding questions, shared reading, and fluency practice. Included in the teaching guide are flashcards, a vocabulary matching game, a timeline worksheet, additional reading suggestions, and cross-curricular ideas to connect this text to four different subjects. An excellent resource that invites learning through engaing activities.
Reading Maps: Locating the Countries We Have Been Reading About
Show your class how to read a map and decipher all of the markings and features. Start out by connecting maps to their homework from the night before and their current reading, in this case That Book Woman, and a related informational text. Small groups or pairs can then complete the map scavenger hunt and other activities. Close the lesson with an exit ticket. What did your pupils learn about maps today?
A instructional activity involving mapping, the use of a compass, writing and following directions, and exploring the first two themes of geography is here for you. Learners create original maps that show the routes they take through their own neighborhoods each day. This is one of those rare lessons that can be used, and adapted, for many grade levels. A nice instructional activity on geography!
Introducing Maps Through Dance
Students are introduced to the key concepts of maps; direction, pathway/line, shape and symbol. They create the pathways and shapes they have "mapped" out on paper on the floor. They dance along the paths.
Displacement vs. Distance Worksheet
Displacement is a foundational concept for physics pupils. If they are having trouble discerning it from distance, this activity can help clear things up. The first page is essentially a piece of graph paper. It has a compass rose and a home base on it, along with a small data table in the bottom right corner. The following page gives four sets of directions. Learners use a protractor, a pencil, and trigonometry functions to calculate displacement. This is great practice!
Angles and Turns
Junior geometers investigate the concepts of angles and turns using straws to perform a hands on activity. This is helpful for kinesthetic learners who have a hard time with mathematics. The lesson plan includes the dialogue to be used during direct instruction.