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ERIC Number: EJ914309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Compass Games: An Introduction to Orienteering Skills
Sension-Hall, Debra
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), v82 n1 p16-22 Jan 2011
Compasses are useful tools for teaching the basics of navigation. Knowing where you are, where you are going, and how to get there are important facets of outdoor recreation. Compass games are a fun way to teach introductory navigation skills, and this article describes how they can be used as innovative, nontraditional activities in physical education. Learning to use a compass can give students a sense of pride and accomplishment as well as reinforce math skills, reasoning, and creativity. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A