ERIC Number: ED125940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Map and Compass Skills for the Secondary School (Understanding Topographic Maps, Developing Compass Skills, and Orienteering). Instructional Activities Series IA/S-18.
Larkin, Robert P.
This activity is one of a series of 17 teacher-developed instructional activities for geography at the secondary-grade level described in SO 009 140. The activity investigates the development of compass skills, map skills, and orienteering. It employs the educational-games approach. Given specific exercises and instructions, students become actively involved in classroom and outdoor games and gain understanding of topographic maps while developing their compass and orienteering skills. Specific games that are suggested include a map-photo essay, map symbol relay, hunt-the-penney, school yard compass game, competitive compass game, route orienteering, cross-country orienteering, and score orienteering. Maps and game diagrams are provided. (DB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Earth Science, Educational Games, Educational Media, Geographic Location, Geography, Geography Instruction, Knowledge Level, Learning Activities, Locational Skills (Social Studies), Map Skills, Maps, Physical Geography, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Skills, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods
NCGE Central Office, 115 North Marion Street, Oak Park, Illinois 60301 ($1.50, 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 009 140-166