# ALEX Classroom Resource

## Cardinal Directions/Activity Starter

Classroom Resource Information

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: GeographyCourse Title: Living and Working Together in Family and Community and StateEvidence 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 featuresKnowledge: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 featuresSkills: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: GeographyCourse Title: Living and Working Together in State and NationEvidence 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 gridKnowledge: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, southwestSkills: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