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110 resources with the concept cardinal directions

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Grid and Bear It!

For Teachers 4th - 8th
What do your pupils know about latitude and longitude? Make sure they have a thorough understanding of this topic by completing the comprehensive series of activities included here. Learners simulate latitude and longitude, take notes,...
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Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this activity, where students crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions.  Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math...
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Peter Pan: Teacher Resource Guide

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Sixteen lessons make up a unit all about the book, Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Using plot points and details from the story, scholars examine real versus fantasy, complete character webs, draw settings, compose friendly letters, and...
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Mind-Boggling Hiker Riddle

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
One short riddle can make for some great brainstorming! Introduce young scientists to the hiker riddle with a video from the Physics Girl playlist. The puzzle involves a hiker walking due south, then due east, then due north in one-mile...
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Earth's Magnetic Field: Compass Poles

For Students 6th - 9th Standards
You'll be strangely drawn to this activity! Physical science pupils learn how compasses work in an interesting interactive. The content covers magnetic poles, Earth's magnetic field, and what would happen if Earth's poles swapped places.
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Direction on the Earth: Using a Compass

For Students 6th - 8th
Navigate the world of orienteering in an informative interactive. Earth science scholars learn practical direction skills, such as proper polar coordinates and pairing compasses with maps. The interactive map allows them to practice...
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The Sun Compass of the Vikings

For Teachers 7th - 10th Standards
Evidence shows the Vikings likely navigated by using a simple sundial to find their course. Videos, a short story, and discussion help bring this time period to life as they study European history with a hands-on experiment. Scholars...
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That’s Amazing!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 3)

For Teachers 4th Standards
That's Amazing! is the theme of an English language development unit created by Houghton Mifflin. Following a speak, look, move, and listen routine, scholars delve into topics; seasons, weather, animals, landforms, telling time,...
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Where On Earth Are You?

For Students 4th - 5th Standards
What do we use to determine the exact locations on the earth? Your kids can learn all about compass roses and latitude and longitude. Test understanding with the five reading comprehension questions included on the page.
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Reading a Map

For Students 1st - 3rd Standards
Young geographers improve their map skills by practicing locating the cardinal directions on a map, identifying symbols on a map key, and describing where objects on the map are located relative to other locations.
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Mapping Worksheet #1

For Students 6th - 8th
Get out the compass and a pencil its time to use a coordinate grid to practice mapping skills. Young cartographers use the prompts and provided grid to plot locations, draw parallel lines, and determine distances between points. 
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All Aboard the Freedom Train!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young historians identify Harriet Tubman, her character traits, and role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad. They create an escape map using map legends and the Cardinal directions. This plan utilizes one of my favorite video...
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Chapter 3 Test: Civil War

For Teachers 8th - 11th
Although specific to a certain book, this test and review relating to the Civil War could used in any classroom. The questions asked are appropriate for students learning about this era in U.S. History. Questions could be altered, or...
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Making and Understanding Maps

For Teachers 3rd Standards
How many landmarks and geographic features can your class recognize on a map? Groups demonstrate what they have learned about maps and map making by creating a map of a real or imaged country, complete with map elements and a map key.
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Exploring Geography and Its Tools

For Students 7th - 9th
Establishing clear expectations is a good way to help kids know what they should be focusing on in class. Here is a study guide, perfect for handing out at the start of a unit on geography. They'll use each of the 18 topics and...
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Orienteering Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th
First, teach your class how to read a compass, and then do the scavenger hunt. This is rather a nice little activity to do. It can be done as part of a unit on orienteering or just for the fun of it as a stand-alone lesson.  The fun...
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Direction and Angle: Positions and Directions

For Teachers 3rd - 4th
This is an interesting mix of concepts. Half of this presentation provides double-digit addition and subtraction practice and the other half has students discuss cardinal directions and right angles. Use these together, or use them on...
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Intermediate Directions: Map Directions

For Students 3rd - 5th
A neighborhood map is a great way to practice with a compass rose! Use this simple map analysis worksheet, which begins with a short introduction on cardinal and intermediate directions. A neighborhood map is used to answer 4 questions,...
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Using Bar Scale and Compass Rose

For Students 4th - 6th
Incorporate the compass rose and bar scale in map studies using this analysis worksheet. A brief introduction gives students context on cardinal directions and the use of ratio on the bar scale. Two maps of Australia are used to answer 6...
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Some Things You Need to Know to Read a Map

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students study things the you need to know to read a map and explain location.
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Learning Directions on a Map

For Teachers K - 3rd
Students use north, south, east, and west to identify relative locations and provide directions.
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Create a Migrant's Scrapbook from the First Great Migration

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Help young historians personally engage in the stories of African Americans during the Great Migration! Assessing a migration route map, learners create a migrant character's experience, adding details while studying primary sources. A...
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Learning about the Compass

For Teachers 3rd
North, south, east, west. Third graders put their knowledge of the compass to the test in this one-day plan that asks them to use online resources to create maps of their town, to visit a map website, and to use a compass to find...
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Arthur Compass Rose

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Keep your class headed in the right direction with this printable compass rose. Large and easy to read with a smiling picture of Arthur in the middle, this resource would make a fun addition to the desk of any primary grade student.