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, 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!
Map Skills 101Have you ever heard the mnemonic memory trick, Never Eat Soggy Waffles? Often, teachers find this helpful when teaching their students the four cardinal directions (North, East, South, and West). This is the first thing you need to know in order to become an excellent map reader. Here is a collection of lessons and worksheets for exploring and learning how to read different types of maps.3rd - 6th Social Studies & History