One of the most basic skills children should be equipped with is the skill of navigation. Building basic navigation skills can also help boost confidence in young children. It's not difficult to get started. It could be as simple as navigating around the neighbourhood or favourite park, identifying landmarks and remembering which stops to get of the metro or bus.
This creative design challenge is fun printable worksheet set to encourage young children and students to chart a simple trip and list down the directions on their own.
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Printable & Activity Objectives
Age: 8 to 9 year olds, Activity Time: 2-3 hours, Items Needed: Writing pencils
In this activity, your child have an opportunity to learn about the basics of navigation. They will also be able to research, discuss, decide and document the directions and route to a destination of their choice.
It will help your child or student:
Learn about the different ways and tools humans navigate around Earth.
Learn to conduct navigation research and planning via multiple information sources (online maps, books and through speaking with people).
Exercise his/her creative mind and help them explore a real-life scenario in a fun/safe way. It also provides them with an avenue for self-expression.
How to Get Started
Simple steps to start:
Research and find out about the basics of navigation. Here's a fun video about different maps:
Here's an interesting video about how GPS (global positioning system) works:
Here's a very interesting video about Polynesian ocean voyages and how they navigated the ocean without modern navigation tools:
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This printable pack consists of 1 printable challenge worksheet for your child or student to document the directions to one destination. More of the same sheet can be printed if directions to the destination requires more instructions.
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