A great lesson plan from National Geographic for grades K-2 helps students learn cardinal directions. This site offers a well laid out plan for introducing the concept of east, south, west, and north and provides a list of materials necessary for the lesson, as well as the lesson objectives, and connections to National Geography Standards. Included is an activity that provides some ideas for parents to support student learning. There is an “Orientometer” for students to use to see if they have learned enough to venture out on their own. Learning to read a compass would be a great feat for a seven year old.
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