In the absence of our Introduction to Orienteering Clinic during COVID, here are some documents you may like to download and review.
2 page full colour pdf of the basics All About Orienteering
document which matches map legend with international symbols found on your control sheet from MapRunner.co.uk
Summary sheet of key points for beginners.
This page is designed to give teachers in the Ottawa and Gatineau area some direction on where to find resources on the web or where to purchase material
For personal competency, we recommend you join us, for our yearly Introduction to Orienteering clinic, and then for local meets. Let us know you are learning the skill for teaching purposes and we can talk further at the meet and give you further pointers.
We might also recommend a local supplier of Orienteering equipment. They carry everything you would need for your own set of equipment.
The following links provide ideas for games, projects, teaching techniques, map making of the local park or school yard.
A group of Swedish Orienteering clubs has produced a free web book designed to help teach children ages 6 - 12 orienteering in a fun and interesting way .
This is the teachers page from the Swiss Orienteering Federation site in Switzerland. It is in German, Italian and French so I have given the link to the french page. Explore the site and, if you understand french better than I do, you might find additional help.
- Yes Magazine about orienteering which won an award from the Association of Educational Publishers in the US
If you have computer access on a rainy day you may want to have your students try some of the games from http://web.ift.uib.no/~jankoc/worldofo/Software/Games/
Some of them are broken links. Here are the correct ones.