Introduction: At-Home Orienteering

A curriculum for orienteering developed for Cambridge Public Schools by Barb Bryant and Ethan Childs

In the spring of 2020, schools were closed in response to the covid-19 virus pandemic. For kids, parents and teachers, Navigation Games prepared these progressive games that can be done at home. The games focus on exploring a space looking for objects, spatial memory, representing objects and spaces with written maps, orienting maps, and using maps to find objects. Along the way we talk about scale, legends (keys), route choice, and what it feels like to build up a mental map of a space.

Lesson

Description

Find Five and Clues

Hide and find objects

Features and Symbols

Use symbols to represent objects

Clue Sheet Orienteering

Visit the objects in the sequence shown on your clue sheet

Make a Map

Draw a map and mark the object locations

Indoor Courses

Keep your map oriented while you do a course

Each lesson includes sections on learning goals, safety and reflection.

These games are under active development. Our programming and business has taken a severe hit due to covid-19; if you enjoy these lessons, please consider making a donation to Navigation Games. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Also, please send us an email ([email protected]) with your feedback!

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