Map Project – Planning

Trying to get my head straight on this one as know I am likely to try and fit too much in.

Learning Objectives

  • Be able to follow simple routes marked on maps
  • Be able to navigate simple routes using local street map, road map, public transport map, OS map
  • Understand key, symbols, grid ref and contour lines of an OS map
  • Know 8 pt compass and use.
  • Understand how to use an atlas and be able to interpret different types of maps.
  • Be able to use online maps.

 Plan

 Be able to follow simple routes marked on maps

  • Follow local trail leaflets
  • Plan and print a map and directions from Google Maps – follow.
  • Track the route of Philius Fogg as read Around the World (Watch Palin?)

Be able to navigate simple routes using local street map, road map, public transport map, OS map

  • Street map – right and left activity from Gffp.  Plan a route using local red book, write directions, walk following directions.
  • Road map – plan route from ours to his penfriends (nearest major points anyway) using road atlas.  Use Google maps to plot route and compare.
  • Public Transport – use local bus maps to plan route for a journey.  Follow.  Play the London Game.
  • OS Map – plan long walk and follow.

Understand key, symbols, grid ref and contour lines of an OS map

  • Work through activities from OS
  • Draw plan activity from Gffp
  • Scale drawing activity from Gffp
  • Battle Ships – design a game with 6-fig ref
  • OS symbols flashcards
  • Contour line pic from 3D model (Gffp) and reverse
  • Geocaching

Know 8 pt compass and use.

  • Navigate a chalk maze using 4 compass points
  • Worksheet plotting directions between cities using compass points
  • Label compass rose
  • Bearings activity Gffp
  • Activity on rec – following compass points between places.
  • Compass direction pictures
  • Walk on Alver Valley using map and compass.

Understand how to use an atlas and be able to interpret different types of maps.

  • Work through OPAAB

Be able to use online maps.

  • In addition to previous activities work through GGPC

Resources

Mapzone – can download leaflet with activities.

How to set a map

OS Teaching Resources

Geography For Fun Projects (GFFP) – highly recommend this one, not the first project we’ve used it with.

Oxford Primary Atlas Activity Book (OPAAB)

The Great Global Puzzle Challenge (GGPC)

Map and Compass: The Art of Navigation (for me)

Around the World in Eighty Days – book definite toying with Palin

What’s Where in the World

Maps/Atlas

Compass

Map jigsaws

Pinterest Map board

 

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