Cardinal Directions

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Teach Through Games: Map it!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Cardinal Directions, Longitude/Latitude, Map Skills, Social Studies/History

 Age level: Upper Elementary, Middle School Description: The object of this geography game is to correctly place location cards in relation to previously placed cards and catch errors made by other players in order to accumulate the most point tokens. The game includes 200 location cards, 150 cities and 50 landmarks. Skills & Modifications: I modify this game quite a bit when playing it with learners with autism. I rarely use the point tokens. Instead, the goal of the game is to run out of cards first. When a player plays a card, he/she immediately turns it over to see if they placed it correctly. If they did, the card remains in place. If they didn’t they have to move it to a correct place, then draw a new card. Cardinal directions – I love this game for introducing and practicing cardinal directions. The game includes a map for students to refer to, though with a couple of students I have modified the game by bringing in another, more detailed map. One modification I make for some students is to remove the cards that my learner may be unfamiliar with when introducing the game. Then I introduce new cards after they’ve mastered cardinal directions. Longitude/Latitude – Each card includes the...

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