This program runs all year long with headlights for students being added during dark winter months. Students are taught map reading skills and are then challenged to locate markers posted around the site. This activity requires students to work in small groups to navigate their assigned route. As well as promoting teamwork, co-operation, and communication, this program covers expectations from the Geography, Mathematics and the Health and Physical Education curriculum.
Curriculum expectations introduced/reviewed:
Grade 5 Mathematics - Geometry and Spatial Sense
1. Locate an object using the cardinal directions and a coordinate system
2. Compare grid systems commonly used on maps
Grade 7 Geography
A1.1, A2.3, A2.4, A2.6, A.3.1, A3.2, A3.3
Health & Physical Education