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Orienteering

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Everything you wanted to know about orienteering, and more! Take your class on an adventure with this creative activity. You will need to gather some supplies and materials and maps for your specific location, but the unit sounds like it...
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Orienteering - Lesson 10 - Putting It All Together

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wrap up this unit by navigating through a prescribed course using a map and a compass. Put all the skills learned about reading a compass and using a map to navigate through an unknown course. Each learner should have a control card...
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Orienteering - The Fundamentals

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students investigate the concept of a compass and it has been used in the past and in modern times. They practice using it in the wilderness in order to test its importance in various exploring activities. Each activity is accompanied by...
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Orienteering - Introductory Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Gain knowledge of directions and degrees while learning how to read a compass. NEWS - north, east, west, south, and everything in between. It's crucial to be accurate in reading a compass and understanding degrees and direction when...
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Orienteering - Lesson 7 - Compasses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
More compass practice! This activity has your scholars practicing getting their bearings. They will participate in a schoolyard compass game where they will have a specific starting point and then navigate through the course according to...
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Orienteering - Lesson 9 - Declination

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What's the difference between true north and magnetic north? Lesson 9 has your class practicing mapping using a compass and taking the correct declination into account. This lesson is one part of a 10 lesson unit on orienteering. There...
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Compass Reading

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Here's a basic lesson on reading a compass. Learn the names of the parts of a compass. Learn how to read a bearing in degrees. Then go outside and follow a course of cones set up on the grass or in a clear area. Starting at one cone,...
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Orienteering - Lesson 8 - Map and Compass

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Put your students' orienteering skills together. Reading a compass and reading a map. In this assignment the class will use their compass and the map scale to determine the distance of a given route.  If they finish their assignment,...
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Orienteering - Lesson 5 - Compasses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Out in the middle of nowhere and not sure which way to turn? Learn how to use a compass so you don't ever have to be lost in the wilderness. Learn how to pick a landmark and get a bearing. This lesson is one part of a 10 lesson unit on...
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Orienteering Lessons - Overview

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Welcome to the Orienteering lesson plans page. There is a short introduction to the topic and links to the ten lessons in this unit. There is also a linkto the unit home page. This orienteering unit is worth taking a look at.
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Orienteering - Lesson 6 - Compasses

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Travel using a compass. Get your bearings! What does that mean? Choose a starting point, set your bearings, move to a location, and then use your bearings to return to the original starting point. It is of utmost importance to understand...
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Using a Compass

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Young scholars determine how to shoot a bearing.  In this compass and orienteering lesson, students review the parts of a compass, practice how to find a bearing and work in groups to practice finding landmark bearings.
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Orienteering - Lesson 4 - Distance and Height

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pretend that you've been dropped onto a mountain, in the middle of nowhere,  and all you have to find your way is a topographical map and a compass. Could you find your way to the nearest town? Orienteering teaches the skills of map...
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Orienteering Scavenger Hunt Lesson Plan: Middle School

For Teachers 6th - 9th
First, teach your class how to read a compass, and then do the scavenger hunt. This is rather a nice little activity to do. It can be done as part of a unit on orienteering or just for the fun of it as a stand-alone lesson.  The fun...
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Orienteering

For Teachers K - 12th
Students identify and analyze the various parts of the compass, including the bezel, capsule, and magnetic needle. Students explain the purpose of using a compass and locate the direction of North and South. Students show correlated...
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Orienteering

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers acquaint with co-participants and identify the practice basic compass functions and orienteering procedures. They also work together to solve a small challenge. Students then identify how the challenge of orienteering...
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Circle Compass Course

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students practice using a compass for directions. They use a compass to set and walk a designated course. In addition, they discuss careers and recreation that utilize a compass.
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Introduction to Field Mapping with a Compass and Pace

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Young scholars practice using compass and calibrate their own pace, take field measurements of pre-set course with compass and pace, convert measurements into map, using angles and vectors, and make composite class map by adjusting...
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Shapes (Orienteering)

For Teachers 4th - Higher Ed
Students explore the tools of navigation.  In this shapes lesson, students navigate using direction cues to create a shape.  Students follow specific steps to create their shapes. Students use compasses to see the directions they are...
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Orienteering - Lesson 3 - Topographical Maps and Contour Lines

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learn how to read a topographical map and understand what the contour lines mean. Explore longitude and latitude. Find a cliff, a valley, a mountain peak, and more. This is just one of the ten lessons in this unit on oreinteering....
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Forest Fun

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Students explore orienteering and how to use a compass. They explore the importance of forests and identify some of the trees in a local forest.
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True North, Magnetic North

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Young scholars explain why compass angles need to be corrected for regional magnetic variation. They observe the difference between magnetic and true north. Each student measures the angle of variation for a town in a different state.
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Orienteering: Map Skills

For Teachers K - 4th
Students use a map to locate six specific landmarks on a course using a map. They identify how maps can help us and write a paragraph describing how to get from one landmark to another on the map.
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Orienteering: Welcome to the Jungle

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students work together in groups to complete a treasure hunt. Using the school grounds, they search for pictures and stuffed animals of different species. They use a GPS to locate them and record which habitat they live. They calculate...

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