# October 11, 2013 Lesson on: Compass Directions – Practice lesson Learning: 1.To improve our skills in using a map compass. Dwight Sutherland 2013.

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October 11, 2013 Lesson on: Compass Directions – Practice lesson Learning: 1.To improve our skills in using a map compass. Dwight Sutherland 2013

How can you describe where the are located in the picture? Dwight Sutherland 2013

Compass – A device used to give directions or your location. Dwight Sutherland 2013

Four Point CompassEight Point Compass Sixteen Point Compass Compass – A device used to give directions or your location. Dwight Sutherland 2013 TASK: Label the compass points.

Compass Points NWESNWES  NNE  SSE  NNW  SSW  NE  SW  NW  SE  WSW  ENE  ESE  WNW Dwight Sutherland 2013

Four Point Compass Dwight Sutherland 2013

Eight Point Compass Dwight Sutherland 2013

Sixteen Point Compass Dwight Sutherland 2013

How do you use a compass? A compass is a device/instrument used to give the direction of places. A compass has a pointer which show where north is. This is used as a reference point from which all other directions are given. When using a compass: 1. Draw a compass (imaginary) in the centre of the map. 2. Label the north point (usually at the top). 3. Label the other points; E, S, W etc. 4. Now use your compass. Dwight Sutherland 2013

Practice using a compass by completing the following tasks. TASK 1: Atlas, pg. 4-5. Give the eight (8) point compass directions for the following places: 1. Southend-on-sea 2. London 3. Cardiff 4. Edinburgh 5. Glasgow 6. Belfast TASK 2: Atlas, pg. 4-5. Name one natural feature in each of the locations below: 1. North: 2. South: 3. East: 4. West: TASK 3: Atlas pg. 9. Give the location of the following places (Be as accurate as you can): 1. Essex: 2. Cornwall & Devon: 3. Highlands: 4. Aberdeenshire: TASK 4: Use a Political world map in the atlas for this task. Find the places below using your compass skills. 1. Three countries in the Northern hemisphere. 2. An ocean in the Southern hemisphere. 3. Three islands in an ocean in the western hemisphere 4. Three major cities in the eastern hemisphere. 5. The most southern continent (large landmass). 6. The most northern ocean. Dwight Sutherland 2013

Practice using a compass by completing the following tasks. TASK 1: Atlas, pg. 4-5. Give the eight (8) point compass directions for the following places: 1. Southend-on-sea: SE 2. London: SE 3. Cardiff: SW 4. Edinburgh: N, NE 5. Glasgow: NW 6. Belfast: NW TASK 2: Atlas, pg. 4-5. Name one natural feature in each of the locations below: 1. North: Crampian Mts. 2. South: English Channel 3. East: North Sea 4. West: Irish Sea/Ireland TASK 3: Give the location of the following places (Be as accurate as you can): 1. Essex: SSE 2. Cornwall & Devon: SSW 3. Highlands: NNE 4. Aberdeenshire: NNW TASK 4: Use a Political world map in the atlas for this task. Find the places below using your compass skills. 1. Three countries in the Northern hemisphere. 2. An ocean in the Southern hemisphere. 3. Three islands in an ocean in the western hemisphere 4. Three major cities in the eastern hemisphere. 5. The most southern continent (large landmass). 6. The most northern ocean. Dwight Sutherland 2013

Hemisphere – One half of the earth based on compass points. Dwight Sutherland 2013

Recap TASK: Use the words below to describe the purpose of a compass. Direction Coordinators Locate Map Navigate Places Dwight Sutherland 2013

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