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Direction is the pathway along which an object is moving.  Direction is also the location of a feature based on the position of another feature.

Definitions of Direction

Cardinal Directions and Ordinal Directions
Learn about the four points of the compass.


Geocentric Direction Systems
Not all culture understand direction the same way.

Cardinal versus Relative Directions
What is the difference between relative and cardinal directions?

Direction Lesson Plans

Understanding Direction Based on the Sun
A simple lesson plan that shows young children how to find cardinal directions based on the location of the sun.

Cardinal points: north, south, east, and west.
Cardinal points: north, south, east, and west.



Relative Direction Versus Compass Direction

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