Rainforest: use compass points

TLF ID L351

Use compass points and a scale to find places on a map. Understand abbreviations such as N, W, SW and E. Follow instructions to find four locations. As you go, look up the meaning of tricky words.



Educational details

Key learning objectives
  • Students decode texts by incorporating visual elements.
  • Students relate a text to their own growing knowledge and experiences.
  • Students understand how compass points and scale contribute to the meaning of a map.
  • Students use texts to take action.
Educational value
  • Demonstrates how compass points and scale contribute to the meaning of a map.
  • Provides practice in using compass points to determine direction.
  • Provides practice in using a scale to measure distances on a map.
  • Contains a glossary of difficult terms and their pronunciation.
Year level

3; 4; 5

Learning area
  • English;
  • Mathematics
Strand
  • English/Language
  • Mathematics/Measurement and geometry
    Concept
    • English/Information
    • English/Unfamiliar vocabulary
    • English/Multimedia texts
    • English/Signs and symbols
    • English/Comprehension
    • English/Brief texts
    • English/Critical literacy
    Skill
    • Knowledge;
    • Comprehension;
    • Application

    Other details

    Contributors
    • Subject matter expert
    • Organisation: Deakin University; Faculty of Education; Consultancy and Development Unit
    • Address: Burwood VIC 3125 Australia
    • URL: http://www.deakin.edu.au/
    • Technical implementer
    • Publisher
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 AUSTRALIA
    • URL: www.esa.edu.au
    • Copyright holder
    • Date of contribution: 2016-10-10
    • Name: Education Services Australia
    • Organisation: Education Services Australia
    • Address: AUSTRALIA
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    Access profile
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    Learning resource type
    • Tablet friendly (Interactive resource)
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    Rights
    • © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2016, except where indicated under Acknowledgements. This material may be used in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia (CC BY-SA 3.0 AU) licence https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/.