Lesson Plan: Compass Rose Activity

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What is one physical feature that all maps have? You guessed it, it’s a compass rose. This important and sometimes artistic feature differentiates north from south and east from west. The first crucial step in learning geography is grasping the idea of direction. Unfortunately, this can be an abstract idea for children to fully comprehend. Kids Activities Blog has created a tutorial to show teachers, parents and children how to make their own compass rose. After building their own compass rose, they will be able to understand the difference between northwest and southeast. Soon your child or student will be able to move on to more complex topics like longitude and latitude.

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Lesson Plan: Compass Rose Activity

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