Learning about the Compass

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 treasures hidden on the playground.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have individuals create a map showing the directions they follow to arrive at school each day
Classroom Considerations

  • Compasses, maps, computers, and Internet access are required for the activities
  • Instructors must generate the worksheets and the playground map
Pros

  • The packet includes pre-assessment activities, a detailed plan, links to online resources, and a materials list
Cons

  • No template for the worksheets are included