# ALEX Lesson Plan

## Which Direction Should I Go?

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 Author: Taraethia Sullivan System: Clarke County School: Clarke County Board Of Education
General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 33959 Title: Which Direction Should I Go? Overview/Annotation: In this lesson, students investigate cardinal directions and the compass rose through video and a directions game.  Then students will draw and label a map of the classroom using cardinal directions.
Associated Standards and Objectives
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.

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Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to explain cardinal directions and a compass rose through a whole class directional game and drawing a classroom map.