ERIC Number: ED239823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Map and Compass. Outdoor Living Skills Series. Instructor Manual.
Ludwig, Gail S.
Designed for instructors with little or no map and compass experience, the self-contained manual contains background information, lesson plans, student handouts, and references for teaching the basic skills of map and compass use to junior high and senior high school students and youth groups. An introductory section briefly discusses the importance of map and compass skills, establishes unit goals and objectives, gives a brief history of maps and compasses, and addresses the ethical concerns and responsibilities of the map and compass user. In addition, the section introduces map information, latitude, longitude, scale, map symbols, magnetic compasses, finding directions with a compass, using a map and compass together, and resectioning. The manual includes seven 50-minute or longer lesson plans which cover understanding map symbols, reading compasses and topographic maps, setting compass bearings, using a map and compass together to plan trips, locating positions on maps from compass readings, and Orienteering. Each lesson plan includes teaching method, time, purpose, instructional aids, facilities required, and an outline. The manual, illustrated with black and white maps and drawings, also contains nine additional learning activities, a glossary, a bibliography, and appendices which include an instructional unit on topographic maps, reproducible student handouts, and additional learning activities. (SB)
Descriptors: Canoeing, Environmental Education, Equipment, Ethical Instruction, Experiential Learning, Glossaries, Group Activities, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Maps, Orienteering, Outdoor Education, Recreational Activities, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Topography, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Missouri Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City.
Identifiers: Compass Reading; Compasses; Missouri
Note: For related document, see ED 229 180.