Presentation on theme: "What is orienteering? Its an outdoor activity where the participants navigate from one point to another point to find the features (the sites) indicated."— Presentation transcript:
What is orienteering? Its an outdoor activity where the participants navigate from one point to another point to find the features (the sites) indicated on the map Its a competitive sport that originated as a military exercise in Scandinavia in the early 1900s. Its a motivating recreational activity which promotes environmental awareness, develops critical thinking skills increases physical fitness
(Secondary School - Torrevecchia Teatina)
(Secondary School – Ripa Teatina) Orienteering is a good way to teach students map skills and can be integrated with units on geography, maths and science.
use a compass, goniometers, rulers and squares follow a map to a specific location follow written directions to a specific location read a map and interpretate its simbols and function
The MAP is a very detailed representation of a section of a town/park/woods (it depends on where the competition is taking place). Students must read map symbols (fountains, walls, parks, streams, trails, hills, depressions, rocks, etc. ). Each element is mapped in great detail and very accurately located.
At the START each group of students is given a map and assigned a start time. They cant look at the map until their time is called. When their time is announced they do the following steps: Turn the map over Look for the start triangle Orient the map to their direction of travel using a compass Figure out how they're going to get from the start triangle to control #1 then…
But, the real fun and challenge of orienteering is in the route choice. Do I take the long way around on a main street or do I cut straight through the park directly to the control? Do I go up and over that huge hill or go around it?... The choices are endless! The aim is to navigate in sequence between control points, marked out on the orienteering map, in the quickest possible time. Students can plan to walk around the course but many choose to jog or run.
Anyway… the goal of orienteering is to complete a course in point-to-point order. Starts are staggered and the group of students successfully completing the course in the least amount of time is the winner!
A CONTROL FLAG or a PAPER LANTERN marks the location that the students must visit.
To verify a visit, students use a punch hanging next to the flag to mark their control card. Different punches make different patterns of holes in the paper.
Project: HEALTHY LIFE FOR A HEALTHY WORLD Section: HEALTHY BODY Schools: SECONDARY SCHOOL (classes IIA and IIB) – Ripa Teatina – Italy SECONDARY SCHOOL (class IIA) – Torrevecchia Teatina– Italy Teachers involved: Giancaterino A. Marrone S. Cotumaccio M.A. Environmental experts: IL GRANDE FAGGIO – Pretoro – Italy Thanks to our environmental experts Fabrizio and Luca for helping us to choose the best possible way!