Norte, sur, este y oeste / North, South, East and West
In this lesson students learn the concept of north, south, east and west as they find and name things on a map.
Introduction (5 minutes)
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- Place the direction flashcards in a jar or container.
- Pull out a card and read it to the students.
- Ask the students to point and name something that is in that direction.
- Continue with the remainder of the cards.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
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- Display the Town Map worksheet.
- Show the students north, south, east, and west on the map.
- Using the sentences on the bottom of the map and a paper doll, demonstrate how the students can find the direction and name the directions of north, south, east, and west.
Independent Working Time (15 minutes)
- Direct the students to use the map as a model and to create their own maps on a piece of white drawing paper or construction paper.
- Ask the students to draw arrows on the map and then write sentences about movement and direction on the map. For example, students could write: The playground is north of the post office.
- As needed, provide additional modeling and sentence examples.
- Use an online map to help students explore more about the cardinal directions.
- Guide students in locating your location, and help them explore places that are to the north, south, east, and west of that location.
Related Books and/or Media
- Up North and Down South by Doreen Gonzales
- There’s a Map on my Lap by Tish Rabe
- The Compass Rose and Cardinal Directions by Caitlin McAneney
Assessment (5 minutes)
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- Use the Cardinal Directions worksheet to assess students’ knowledge of directions.
- Read the questions aloud to students, and ask them to write the answer beside each question.
This lesson was taken from education.com