ERIC Number: ED125934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Nautical Charts: Another Dimension in Developing Map Skills. Instructional Activities Series IA/S-11.
McCallum, W. F.; Botly, D. H.
These activities are part of a series of 17 teacher-developed instructional activities for geography at the secondary-grade level described in SO 009 140. In the activities students develop map skills by learning about and using nautical charts. The first activity involves students in using parallel rulers and a compass rose to find their bearings. Their ship, Prince Edward, lies in an anchorage. They must take a bearing of eight other ships and record these bearings in the deck log. In the second activity students use dividers and the latitude scale to measure distance. During the class project they lay out courses to steer and distances to run to bring their ship from one designated position to another. In the third activity students learn to interpret the common symbols found on a nautical chart by responding to discussion questions. Activity four is a simulation exercise in which students apply the skills learned and the knowledge gained in the first three exercises by using a nautical chart to move their ship from Passage Island to Thunder Bay. Brief explanations, diagrams, maps, symbol definitions, and a glossary of terms are provided. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Earth Science, Geography Instruction, Illustrations, Knowledge Level, Learning Activities, Map Skills, Maps, Navigation, Oceanography, Physical Environment, Physical Geography, Secondary Education, Simulation, Skill Development, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Visual Aids
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($1.00, secondary set $15.25)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council for Geographic Education.
Note: For related documents, see ED 096 235 and SO 009 140-167