Children need to learn basic survival skills, and one way is to begin teaching them how to read a map and use a compass.
We have become so spoiled by GPS systems on our phones and in our cars, that many children no longer understand how to look at a map for directions. For their own safety, this is a basic life skill. Using geography and learning about various types of maps can lead into a fun and practical lesson on how to read a map and use a compass in real life.
Winter session 3 in Term 2 was built for exactly that purpose. We also added a couple of funny stories, drama, art & crafts, and science experiments…
During activities in the classroom and outdoors, we have focused on:
During each lesson we had lots of fun and learning, and we are looking forward to continuing this.
Forest School - Daniela Kollarova