In Mrs. Fisher's social studies classes we took a break from our regular learning activity to try a new idea suggested by our nurse, Mrs. Akers. It's to bring physical activity into our learning. Students reviewed both cardinal directions and key locations in Mesopotamia by calling out a location on the map and jumping in the correction direction. It resulted in a lot of laughs and many students focused in on the map more than they had before when they just labeled a paper map. And, of course, they learned that North does not equal up!