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A neighborhood map is a great way to practice with a compass rose! Use this simple map analysis instructional 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!
Students 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 students practice locating positions on the world map, with 90% accuracy.
Fourth graders use the computer program 'Pixie' to create a topographic, detailed map for the state they live in. In this mapping skills activity, 4th graders use Pixie to make a map of their state that includes topographic features, state regions, and state economy information.
Students explore things that move in a directional path.
Students study the use of a nautical chart and how to obtain information from it. They describe and differentiate the basic topographic characteristics of a chart and demonstrate the use of nautical tools used to plot fixed points on a navigational chart.
Students study the four main directions on a map. In this map lesson, students locate the North and South pole, and learn the four cardinal directions. They use the compass rose on a map to help with the directions. (Map is not included with this lesson.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Third graders become familiar with the vocabulary and skills related to mapping.  In this guided reading lesson plan, 3rd graders find proper nouns on from the map.  Students read Goldilocks.  Students make a map of their room.
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.
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.
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, learners 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 students to color it in and make it their own!
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.

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