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Cardinal Directions/Activity Starter

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Title:

Cardinal Directions/Activity Starter

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/activity-starter-cardinal-directions/activity-starter-cardinal-directions/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

In this video from PBSLearningMedia, students learn about cardinal directions and complete an interesting hands-on activity. This video is part of Activity Starters, which is an animated video series. In each episode, an animated character introduces a concept and an activity

Content Standard(s):
Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 1
Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
8 ) Identify land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features on maps and globes.

•  Explaining the use of cardinal directions and the compass rose
•  Measuring distance using nonstandard units
Example: measuring with pencils, strings, hands, feet

•  Using vocabulary associated with geographical features, including river, lake, ocean, and mountain
Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography
Course Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community and State
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify on globes and maps the areas of land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features.
  • Use cardinal directions and a compass rose to explain locations of land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features.
  • Create a form of nonstandard measurement to measure distances between land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features.
  • Use appropriate geographical vocabulary to share features on globes and maps.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • identify
  • create
  • use
  • land masses
  • bodies of water
  • physical features
  • cardinal directions
  • compass rose
  • nonstandard measurement
  • distance
  • geographical features
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • The differences in land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features on maps and globes.
  • The use of cardinal directions and the compass rose.
  • Techniques for using nonstandard measurement.
  • Vocabulary: land masses, bodies of water, physical features, cardinal directions, compass rose, nonstandard measurement, distance, geographical features
Skills:
Student are able to:
  • Identify land masses, bodies of water, and other physical features on maps and globes.
  • State the purpose and use of cardinal directions and compass rose.
  • Identify nonstandard measurement.
  • Use nonstandard measurement for locating distances.
  • Use vocabulary that relates to geographical features (for example, river, lake, ocean, and mountain).
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Land masses, bodies of water, and physical features can be identified on maps and globes.
  • Cardinal directions and the compass rose help us read maps.
  • Nonstandard measurements can be used to find distance.
  • There is an appropriate vocabulary to describe geographical features.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.1.8- Identify land, land masses, and bodies of water on maps.


Social Studies
SS2010 (2010)
Grade: 2
Living and Working Together in State and Nation
6 ) Identify states, continents, oceans, and the equator using maps, globes, and technology.

•  Identifying map elements, including title, legend, compass rose, and scale
•  Identifying the intermediate directions of northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest
•  Recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar
•  Locating points on a grid
Unpacked Content
Strand: Geography
Course Title: Living and Working Together in State and Nation
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students:
  • Identify states, continents, oceans, the equator and other geographic features on maps, globes, and technology resources.
  • Students use map elements to locate and describe features on maps, globes, and technology resources.
  • Students use appropriate terminology, including directions and intermediate directions, to describe locations on maps, globes and technology resources.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • states
  • continents
  • oceans
  • equator
  • intermediate directions
  • recognize
  • virtual globe
  • satellite images
  • radar
  • locate
  • points on a grid
Knowledge:
Students know:
  • Differences among the ways maps, globes, and technological resources represent Earth and portions of the Earth.
  • Location of states, continents, oceans, equator, and other physical and man-made geographic features. Intermediate directions.
  • Vocabulary: states, continents, oceans, equator, map, globe, title, legend, compass rose, scale, virtual globe, satellite image, radar, northeast, southeast, northwest, southwest
Skills:
Students are able to:
  • Use maps, globes, and technological resources.
  • Locate states, continents, oceans, the equator, and other geographic features.
  • Locate map elements and use them effectively.
  • Use intermediate directions to describe location.
  • Locate points on a grid.
Understanding:
Students understand that:
  • Maps, globes, and geographic technology resources are representations of a variety of geographic features.

Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards
AAS Standard:
SS.AAS.2.6- Identify Alabama and surrounding states on a map; demonstrate an understanding of map elements including title, legend, scale, compass rose, and intermediate directions recognizing technological resources such as a virtual globe, satellite images, and radar.


Tags: compass rose, identify points on a grid, map elements
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Author: Ginger Boyd