If you teach Geography then these products are going to save you time by being ready to "print-and-go" and give your students ample practice to strengthen their geographic skills. Your students will get better at using directions as well as being more specific in regard to giving directions.
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32-Point Detailed Compass Rose
This interactive activity will help you as the teacher know what to say, what to show, and what to have students do to help them better understand the basics of a Compass Rose and even raise them to the level of understanding a complicated 32-point detailed Compass Rose.
Included in this product are 19 pages (with title page) of a script for you as the teacher to say to your students while you are showing them your compass rose that you are building; preferably with the use of a document camera, but copying on a whiteboard or chalkboard would work just as well as long as you follow the script.
A worksheet with 10 problems for them to solve using their 16-point Compass Rose is provided with an answer key. Finally, the 32-point Compass Rose can be taught following the script to show them how to get to an even more detailed set of directions using their Compass Rose.
A series of compass roses are available in this product as well that can be printed for each student if you feel it would be easier for them to use. They could be put into a packet for students to use. The first consist of the four Cardinal Directions of N, E, S, and W. The second is of the Intercardinal Directions of N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, and NW. The third is for the directions N, NNE, NE, ENE, E, ESE, SE, SSE, S, SSW, SW, WSW, W, WNW, NW, and NNW. A fourth template is used to create the 32-point compass rose.
Finally a quiz is provided that you can use a formal (Summative) or informal (Formative) assessment to see if your students can accurately label a 32-point compass rose when given the entire template with only the label "N" present to give them a starting point of "North."
This has worked very well for my students over the course of my career and I believe that if you do a dry-run through this first so you make sure you understand the 32-point Compass Rose you will see your students rise to the level of understanding you are striving for.
Bundle of 30 Latitude and Longitude Treasure Hunts
Here's a way for your students to get even better at their latitude and longitude skills! I've combined all three of my "Where's the Buried Treasure?"
products into one bundle! Included are Where's the Buried Treasure 1?
, Where's the Buried Treasure 2?
, and Where's the Buried Treasure 3?
That's 30 treasure hunts for your students to find using latitude and longitude!
Here's how it works - included in this bundle are 30 latitude and longitude treasure hunts where students are given a set of coordinates and each coordinate will lead them to a country. Once they find all the countries they take the first letter of each country and that will spell out the country where the buried treasure is located. Students can use an atlas or a world map to fine-tune their skills during these activities.
One way that is fun for students is when each student gets the same treasure hunt and has a pen or pencil in their hand and an atlas on their desk. When you say, "3...2...1...GO!" they begin hunting for the treasure using their latitude and longitude skills. The first one (or the first two, three, four, or five) to identify all of the countries correctly, thus spelling out the country where the treasure is located, wins a prize from you. You could also assign one of the treasure hunts as a nightly homework assignment for students to practice on their own time or have students work in groups so they can help each other practice their skills with one person finding the latitude and the other finding the longitude.
What I like most about this activity is when I hear students say things like, "I think my family came from Poland. Now I know where it is!" Like I said, it tricks them into learning and tricks them into fine-tuning their coordinate skills.
Here's a few other Geography activities you might like...
50 States Latitude and Longitude Puzzles - All 50 States!!
Latitude and Longitude Bundle: USA, Africa, Asia, and South America Puzzles
United States Latitude and Longitude Puzzle - 85 Coordinates - ONE OF MY BEST SELLERS!
Latitude and Longitude Bundle - Sports, Cars, & Towns Geography - 35% Discount!
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