ERIC Number: ED402131
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Orienteering Map and Compass: A Guide and Outline to Its Science and Practice.
Campbell, Mel; Burton, VirLynn
This orienteering manual is used to teach map and compass skills to elementary school students on an overnight outdoor experience administered by volunteers. Although the experience is aimed at elementary students, student teachers have the opportunity to participate as instructors. After a few words to the volunteers on maximizing learning among the students and a brief history of the Barton Flats School of Orienteering, the guide presents a daily schedule for the overnight event, followed by a few basic definitions concerning orienteering and parts of a compass. Instructions on using a compass and measuring distance by steps are accompanied by group activities and practice exercises. Then participants negotiate a short orienteering course. Worksheets and exercises teach how to read topographic maps, how to determine declination, the difference between map north and compass north, and how to find directions with map and compass. The event culminates in the running of three orienteering races. Includes worksheets and six resources for orienteering. (TD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Barton Flats School of Orienteering, Riverside, CA.