Student Activities

"Eastings and Northings" A Mapping Activity

Grade Level:
Middle School: Sixth Grade through Eighth Grade
Social Studies

This lesson builds up slowly to read Map Grid References for later learning and practice orienteering. Orienteering is a navigation and sport activity that incorporates walking or jogging, determining directions, and map reading. The object of the activity is to use a map and compass to locate specific points in each area. 

Game Objective(s): Students will:

  • Locate places on a map
  • Use the map with grids to find a place and/or clue/s
  • Identify and plan the efficient and safe way to move from one place to another on the map.


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Last updated: August 5, 2022