Classroom Orienteering

In the Classroom Orienteering presentation students will learn the basics of compass use and terminology. This presentation is done in two lessons in your school and surrounding area. 


Lessons include:  

  • 8 basic directions, methods to find directions
  • how a compass works, who uses one and parts of a compass
  • bearings - shooting a bearing, sighting a bearing.
  • geometric shape activity, outside compass carousel activity, and compass course

Set up:

  • Students need to be dressed appropriately to be outside 

Related Documents:

Parts of a Compass - Answer Key
Parts of a Compass - labeled
Student Pacing Chart
Classroom Activity - Fred 


Curriculum Connections  



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.
  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.
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.
  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.
  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.