cardinal directions

To understand where north, south, east, and west are, first point your left arm towards the sun in the morning.

Understanding Direction Based on the Sun

Caitlin Dempsey

This lesson plan introduces the concept of direction to young children by using the location of the Sun in order to understand where east, west, north, and south are located.

How to Teach Children the Cardinal Directions

Caitlin Dempsey

Here is a simple and effective tip for teaching children cardinal directions (north, east, south, and west).

Relative Direction Versus Compass Direction

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about the difference between relative directions and compass directions.

A compass rose showing just the cardinal points of north, south, east, and west.

Cardinal Directions and Ordinal Directions

Caitlin Dempsey

Learn about cardinal, ordinal, and secondary intercardinal directions.