Friday, September 2, 2011

Compass Rose Fun

My absolute favorite part of teaching geography is when my students create their own compass rose.
Prior to sending this project home we've spent time in class learning about both cardinal and intermediate directions. I even do a PE Compass Rose Relay game. I set up directional signs in a circle formation, throw colored circles around and relay teams race to follow cue cards that says various things like:

Skip and pick up a green circle. Put it in the Northwest hoop.
Crab crawl and pick up a yellow circle. Put it in the South hoop.
High knee run and pick up a blue circle. Put it in the East hoop.

Once students have a solid foundation for their directions my grade level sends home this compass rose project.

Here are some samples:











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  2. Oh, those projects are just beautiful! What a fun idea. Thanks for sharing all the pieces of this projects to be replicated. ~Amanda @ The Teaching Thief

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  3. Thank you for posting this great idea. I will be using it in my class this week.

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  4. I start teaching cardinal directions next week. We will be doing this activity! Thank you!

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  5. These are so cute!

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  6. My students would love to create this after learning about the compass rose. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. This is a wonderful project! Thanks for the great idea!

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  8. I would love to implement the relay game with my students! Do you happen to have a copy of instructions for that activity? I'd like to use it as a frame of reference.

    THANK YOU!

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