During this activity students will become familiar with a variety of directional words such as North, South, East, West, up, down, etc...
Main Curriculum Tie:
1st Grade - Content
Standard 3 Objective 3
Demonstrate how symbols and models are used to represent features of the environment.
- grid that includes a compass rose
- writing paper
- manipulatives to use as markers
Background For Teachers:
Directional words help us understand positions on maps. These
words include: North, South, East, West, up, down, above, below, left,
right, near, and far.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
Intended Learning Outcomes
5. Understand and use basic concepts and skills.
6. Communicate clearly in oral, artistic, written and nonverbal form.
Problem solving, symbolization
Invitation to Learn
Blindfold a participant and have them go through a maze while listening and
- Put students in small groups or with a partner.
- Pass out grids to each group.
- Students need to place two different markers on the grid.
- Students must find a way to get from one marker to the other through the
use of directional clues.
- Once students are familiar with this process they need to record their
steps on a sheet of paper.
Create a larger grid, put more objects on the grid, and play a version of Battleship.
Teacher observes and checks for accuracy of directions.
Created Date :
Aug 12 2003 08:10 AM