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Resources For Teachers

Orienteering is a great activity to do with your class. You can use orienteering to cover a large variety of topics within math, science, geography, physical education and outdoor pursuits in a fun and hands-on way:

Compass

  • angles, bearings and triangulation
  • addition and subtraction of degrees
  • taking a bearing and plotting points
  • magnets, magnetic north, north pole
  • safety bearings

Map

  • contours intervals and landforms
  • scale and legend
  • distance measurement
  • route finding techniques

Sample orienteering courses, suitable for school classes are available upon request. Please contact info(at)yukonorienteering.ca for courses adjacent to Carcross, Carmacks, Haines Junction and Whitehorse schools.

Here are a few samples from the Whitehorse area.

Although it is now out-of-print, the British Columbia Premier's Sport Awards Program: Orienteering - Teaching the Basics, ISBN 0-7726-1204-8 can be found in libraries and for sale online. This document is an authorized learning resources for physical education curricula in B.C. and Yukon.

You can also check Orienteering Canada’s Information For Youth Leaders page for further links and resources.

With advance warning, Yukon Orienteering Association volunteers may be able to help. For more information please contact us.

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