Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Directions with Goggs

This week I posted about the importance of directional concepts for understanding curriculum, and presented a complex website for older students. I thought this would be well-accompanied by a younger cousin of that website (again from the UK), the BBC's Landscapes, hosted by their friendly alien (I think) Goggs. The Landscapes website reviews compass directions with animations, a mnemonic, and practice using NSEW to move Goggs around a campsite and then a maze. If you really want to delve into the language of maps, there are further lessons on topics such as symbols/keys and scales.

Also featuring some fun dialectal substitutions such as "torch."

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