School Curriculum

For all the teachers out there looking for fun curriculum ideas, here are navigation-based activities created by one of our adventure racers who is also an educator, Michelle Green. If you are in West Michigan, we can even loan out the orienteering flags and compasses so you can create a map of your school property (or field trip it out to Seidman Park in Ada where are permanent course is) and have your kids do a basic map and compass “treasure” hunt.

Documents are in Microsoft Word. Contact us if needed in PDF format.

Activity 1 Map Reading Basics
Activity 2 Maps & Color Features
Activity 3 Contour Lines
Activity 4 Compass Use and Maps
Activity 5 Control Descriptions
Answer Key

Seidman Park Map A
Seidman Park Map B
Seidman Park Map C
Seidman Park Map D

Maps and curriculum supported by Southern Michigan Orienteering Club. For more information on how SMOC can help your club, school group, scout troop, or organization, please contact Michelle Green at Please do not redistribute without permission.