Classroom Orienteering

Classroom Orienteering is done in three different lessons in your school and surrounding area. The lessons are usually scheduled in approximately a two week period. Students will learn the basic of compass use and terminology.

Lesson #1
The students will learn the parts of the compass along with how to use the compass properly. A few short activities will also be done including:

Directions
- 8 basic directions
- methods to find directions
- who uses a compass
- nature's compasses
Compass
- how it works- magnetic north, true north - declination
- parts of a compass

Bearings
- how to use a compass
- shooting a bearing
- sighting a bearing

Lesson #2

This lesson will include the pacing component along with some practical compass activities to learn hw to travel in a straight line.
Review
- parts of the compass, declination, main directions and degrees
Pacing
- in gym - pacing over 10 m or outside over 50 m
- creating a pacing chart

In Practice
- geometric shape activity

Lesson #3

Here the students will put their knowledge to use by setting up their own course and challenging other class mates to complete it.

Compass Course - 5 stations, 2 students at a time

 

Curriculum Connections Outcomes Indicators
Grade 6 Phys Ed

PE6.10 Apply controlled use of selected movement skills and variations (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills) as well as safe and environmentally friendly behaviors while participating in a variety of:

alternative environment activities

C,D,E,F
Phys Ed PE6.13 Analyze and apply safety guidelines and rules that apply to the target games, invasion/territorial games, and alternate environment activities to develop an appreciation of their impact on self and others. D
Grade 7 Social Studies DR7.1 Analyze and use various types of maps(that provide differing perspectives and information for differing purposes) in order to situate current issues in Canada, and in a selection of Pacific Rim and northern circumpolar countries D,E
Phys Ed

PE7.9 Utilize selected movement skills and combinations of skills (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative) to participate in a variety of:

Alternate environment activities

A,C,E
Phys Ed PE7.14 Examine, evaluate, and represent both the historical and present impact of Canada's Northern people on the development of movement activity options as a means of supporting the well-being of self and others. C,D