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#### Scaling it Down: Caves Have Maps, Too

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Measurement and map skills are the focus of this lesson, where learners crawl through a "cave" made out of boxes, desks and chairs, observing the dimensions. Â Your young geographers measure various aspects of the cave and practice math...
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#### Arthur Compass Rose

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
KeepÂ your classÂ 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.
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#### Understanding Driving Directions

For Teachers 5th - 10th
How do you get from point A to point B? Have your class practice giving directions with a worksheet and related exercises. The worksheet includes a map and a word bank as supports, and the second page of the resource lists additional...
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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.Â
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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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#### 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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#### Compass Rose

For Students 3rd - 5th
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. Consider using their compass on a map to...
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#### Telling Direction - Compass Rose

For Students 3rd - 5th
Keep it simple when practicing directions using this compass rose labeling worksheet. Learners read a brief text describing the cardinal and intermediate directions, then fill in the compass themselves. They can get immediate feedback...
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#### Some Things You Need to Know to Read a Map

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Learners 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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#### Cardinal Directions

For Teachers 1st
First graders study cardinal directions on maps. In this geography lesson, 1st graders determine and show where North, South, East, and West are on various maps.
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#### Down at the Orchard

For Teachers 1st
First graders examine what an apple orchard looks like and work with cardinal directions. In this apple orchard and direction lesson, 1st graders listen to Anne Rockwell's, Apples and Pumpkins, and Amy and Richard Hutchings', Picking...
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#### Maps and Globes: Where in the World are We?

For Teachers K
Students explore maps and globes. In this introduction to map and globe concepts lesson, students identify features of physical maps, political maps, and globes. Students locate land and water, and recite a poem about the names of the...
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#### Fairy Tale Maps

For Teachers K
Students study direction as they listen to the stories of Little Red Riding Hood and The Jolly Postman. In this cardinal direction lesson, learners create a map to show the path Little Red Riding Hood took in the story and label the path...
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#### Bearings

For Students 5th - 6th
In this online bearings worksheet, students complete a variety of online exercises involving traveling in different directions. Students check their twenty-one answers as they go and the computer computes their final overall score at the...
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#### We're Gonna Have A Party

For Teachers 1st
First graders explore map skills. They discuss the map vocabulary and use directions to find a location on a map. Students discuss and use the components of a map to answer a variety of questions. They use the map and directions to find...
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#### Directions, Directions

For Teachers 3rd
Third graders review cardinal directions, moving around the room so that they are standing in the part of the room that is nearest the north, south, east and west. They are asked what would you do if they are lost? Pupils work as a...
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#### Cardinal and Ordinal Directions

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students use a compass to locate cardinal and ordinal directions. In small groups, they describe and create a journey for their classmates using their compass. Groups create a scale map for their classmates to follow and relate this...
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#### TE Activity: Northward Ho!

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students design a simple compass. They examine how the Earth's magnetic field has both horizontal and vertical components. They determine how a compass works and work with cardinal directions.
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#### Compass Rose Activity

For Students 4th - 6th
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...
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#### Compass Rose

For Students 2nd - 4th
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...
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#### North, South, East, and West

For Teachers 3rd
A basic lesson plan on the teaching of the cardinal directions awaits your class. They are directed to go to different parts of the playground and where they attempt to describe their location in relation to each other by using the...
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