Teaching Map Skills

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Free compass rose project template to reinforce map skills, a fun way to integrate art and social studies in the elementary classroom

 

FREE Craftivity!

This is a straightforward cut-and-paste collage model compass rose craft.  It helps kids perceive how a compass rose works and study the order of the cardinal instructions (plus it seems to be nice hung up within the corridor!)  You can decide up the template without cost HERE.

Here’s how it’s completed:

You will want previous magazines, glue, scissors, template items lower out (free obtain above), white coloured pencil or crayon, and background paper (black works effectively)

There are two templates included within the obtain.  One is less complicated and has fewer items.  It’s higher for youthful college students or when you don’t need to spend as a lot time finishing this challenge.

Trace every template piece onto an fascinating shade or sample in .

Cut out the items you traced.

Glue the big circle onto the background paper first.  Then begin gluing down the big factors.

Glue the smaller factors down.  If you’re utilizing the less complicated template, you’ll skip this step.

Use the white coloured pencil or crayon to mark within the cardinal instructions.

Here’s the completed product!

 

Maps are acquainted to adults.  We perceive that they’re small footage of a lot larger locations.  To younger youngsters maps are an summary idea, strains and shapes that signify buildings and roads.  Here’s a enjoyable approach to make map ideas extra concrete for kids:

Start with a clean define of the place you need kids to map.  They might make a map of the classroom, their bed room, the playground, or one thing else.

Allow kids to prepare blocks onto the define to signify furnishings and fixtures of the place they’re mapping.

Next, have them hint across the blocks they positioned.

Then they’ll add labels and shade to make the map simpler for others to perceive.

Extension:

Instead of writing labels you might have kids create a map key or legend to present what every shade or image represents on the map.

Happy map-making!

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Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun
Hannah Braun is a former trainer with eight years of expertise within the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood training. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade academics.

Author: Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun is a former trainer with eight years of expertise within the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood training. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade academics.