Grid References Learning Intention

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Navigation I
Nav 1_1:
Maps, Scale and
Distance
Learning Intention:
To familiarise you with the main
features of an Ordnance Survey
map.
Success Criteria:
By the end of this session everyone
should be able to:
• Explain the purpose of a map;
• Describe the basic layout and features of
an Ordnance Survey map;
• Show which way is North on an OS Map;
• Calculate distances on a 1:50 000 OS map.
Some of you may be able to:
• Describe the difference between True
North, Grid North and Magnetic North.
Activities:
1. Brainstorm: What is a map?
2. Introduction to the 1:50k Landranger
3. Scale & Calculating Distances
Nav 1_2:
OS Map Symbols
Learning Intention:
To familiarise you with the main OS
map symbols relevant to mountain
navigation.
Success Criteria:
By the end of this session everyone should
be able to:
• Locate and use the key panel on an OS map;
• Identify 12-24 OS map symbols relevant to
mountain navigation.
Some of you may be able to:
• Identify 25+ OS map symbols relevant to
mountain navigation.
Activities:
1. Presentation. What are map symbols
for?
2. Symbol Recognition
3. Feedback & Key Points
Nav 1_3:
Grid References
Learning Intention:
To enable you to use 6-figure grid
references to locate and give the
location of features on an OS map.
Success Criteria:
By the end of this session everyone should
be able to:
• Locate a point on an OS map using a 6-figure
grip reference;
• Give the location of a point on an OS map
using a 6-figure grid reference.
Some of you may be able to:
• Explain the OS National Grid system and find
the 2-letter code for a map section.
Activities:
1. Presentation: Grid References.
2. Group task, Handbook p. 21
3. Feedback & Key Points
Nav 1_4:
Contours
Learning Intention:
To enable you to understand and
interpret contour lines on an OS
map.
Success Criteria:
By the end of this session everyone should
be able to:
• Identify and state the purpose of contour
lines on an OS map;
• Use contour lines to calculate the height of
any given point.
Some of you may be able to:
• Interpret the profile of a contoured feature
and identify common geographical features
from their contours/profiles.
Activities:
1. Presentation/Discussion: Hills of
Braemar
2. Calculating Heights
3. Contour Interpretation
Nav 1_5:
Basic Compass
Skills
Learning Intention:
To enable you to use a Silva Mk 4
compass to aid map navigation.
Success Criteria:
By the end of this session everyone should
be able to:
• Describe the key features of a Silva Mk. 4
compass;
• Use a compass to set a map to Magnetic
North.
Some of you may be able to:
• Describe common problems when using a
compass.
Activities:
1. IMPORTANT REMINDER
2. Presentation: Key Features of the Silva
Mk. 4 Compass
3. Practical: Which way is North?
4. Practical: Setting a map
Nav 1_6:
Assessment
Learning Intention:
To enable you to demonstrate your
competence in basic map &
compass skills.
Success Criteria:
By the end of this session everyone MUST be
able to:
• Use a compass to set a map to Magnetic North;
• Locate a point on an OS map using a 6-figure
grid reference;
• Give the location of a point on an OS map
using a 6-figure grid reference;
• Use your understanding of maps, symbols and
contours to describe a route between two points
on an OS map.
Activities:
1.Instructions
2.Individual Task
3.Group Task

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