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Health Smart Virginia: 9th Grade Social Emotional Health

For Teachers 9th
To begin the Social-Emotional Health series designed for high school freshmen, a seven-page packet of activity ideas, lesson plans, and information resources provides instructors with a wealth of materials to support teaching the...
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Map Skills 101

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Have 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...
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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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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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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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Jordan's Neighborhood: Using a Compass Rose

For Students 1st - 3rd
A neighborhood map is a great way to practice compass rose and key skills! Use these 2 worksheets to introduce these concepts through reading and comprehension activities. First, students look at 3 compasses, circling their favorite and...
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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.
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Compass Rose

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice identifying the four cardinal directions. After locating a compass rose on a map, 2nd graders explain each point that corresponds to a direction. Using a toy ship as a manipulative on a map, students observe its...
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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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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 7th - 10th
There isn't much learners do on this compass rose worksheet- an image includes degrees of direction and abbreviations of both cardinal and intermediate directions. There is a blank for students to fill out the compass #, however it is...
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Using a Compass Rose

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders practice navigating around their neighborhood by utilizing a compass.  In this geography lesson plan, 2nd graders view a compass rose, discover the purpose of it, and utilize it to navigate through a printed map of their...
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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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Compass Rose for the New Millennium

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders are introduced to the concepts of a compass rose and how it used in relationship to reading maps in geography. The lesson is meant to build upon prior knowledge and skills.
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Geography - Developing Map and Study Skills

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students analyze maps and pictures, complete worksheets, learn map terms, and more. In this maps lesson plan, students learn about the compass rose, map terms, and more.
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Using a Compass Rose

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore geography by completing a mapping activity in class. In this directional lesson, 2nd graders examine a map in class and utilize a compass rose to identify their location and destination. Students write directions...
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Google Earth

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore cardinal directions and the compass rose using Google Earth. In this cardinal directions and compass rose lesson, students use Google Earth to visit Disney World. Students choose which direction to go to get there....
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Mapping the News

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore cartography.  For this map skills and map making lesson, Students work in groups to create wall size world maps including legends, compass roses, latitude and longitude, and physical features.  Students collect current...
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Map Making Lesson

For Teachers 2nd
Second graders explore the concept of making a map.  In this map making lesson, 2nd graders discover how to create a map.  Students must include correct symbols, a compass rose, and a map key. 
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Reviewing Azimuth

For Students 8th - 10th
Combine angles and the compass rose in this labelling learning exercise. Geographers begin by labeling the cardinal directions on a compass template, along with the degrees corresponding to each. They then add the azimuthal directions,...
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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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Compass Rose

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students describe the movement of the Earth as it relates to the sun. They construct a permanent compass rose and use it to find directions.
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Compass Rose Tossing

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students use different pieces of equipment to practice throwing and catching. They use the cardinal directions of North, South, East and West in making a compass rose with the equipment. They must use higher order and decision making...
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Astrolabe Lab

For Students 8th - 10th
In this astrolabe activity, students use a compass rose and an astrolabe to measure altitude and azimuth of five objects in the room and 5 objects outside the room. They answer questions about these two types of measurements.

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