Reading direction on a map

In this lesson we will discover how to read directions on a map by studying the four and eight point compass. We will practice the map skills we have learnt so far in today's independent tasks.

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What do you use to convert map distances into real-life distances on a map?

1/5

Q2.On an OS Explorer map with a scale of 1 : 25 000 what is the real life distance between one grid line to the next?

2/5

Q3.'As the crow flies' refers to what?

3/5

Q4.What is the real life distance of 5 cm on an OS Explorer (1 : 25 000) Map?

4/5

Q5.What is the six-figure grid reference of the golf course south from Saham Toney?

5/5

Maps courtesy of Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright and databases 2020

 

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.What do you use to convert map distances into real-life distances on a map?

1/5

Q2.On an OS Explorer map with a scale of 1 : 25 000 what is the real life distance between one grid line to the next?

2/5

Q3.'As the crow flies' refers to what?

3/5

Q4.What is the real life distance of 5 cm on an OS Explorer (1 : 25 000) Map?

4/5

Q5.What is the six-figure grid reference of the golf course south from Saham Toney?

5/5

Maps courtesy of Ordnance Survey © Crown copyright and databases 2020

 

Video

Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
  • Click "Next" to view the activity

Your video will re-appear on the next page, and will stay paused in the right place.

Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Reading direction on a map - Review Quiz

Complete this review quiz to test your knowledge on today's lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.If you are facing north and then turn 180° around, what direction are you facing?

1/5

Q2.What is the full name for the image below?

2/5

Q3.Starting at north-east going clockwise, what is the correct sequence of the other three points between the main four directions?

3/5

Q4.As the crow flies, what direction is North Lopham from Garboldisham?

4/5

Q5.If you travelled from East Harling directly to Kenninghall and then travelled directly to South Lopham, which answer best describes your route?

5/5

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Reading direction on a map - Review Quiz

Complete this review quiz to test your knowledge on today's lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.If you are facing north and then turn 180° around, what direction are you facing?

1/5

Q2.What is the full name for the image below?

2/5

Q3.Starting at north-east going clockwise, what is the correct sequence of the other three points between the main four directions?

3/5

Q4.As the crow flies, what direction is North Lopham from Garboldisham?

4/5

Q5.If you travelled from East Harling directly to Kenninghall and then travelled directly to South Lopham, which answer best describes your route?

5/5

Lesson summary: Reading direction on a map

It looks like you have not completed one of the quizzes.

To share your results with your teacher please complete one of the quizzes.

Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Jog

On the spot:
Chair yoga

Take part in The Big Ask.

The Children's Commissioner for England wants to know what matters to young people.

Share your views and have your voice heard.

Browse Oak's lessons: