Lesson Plan

Which Way Can We Go?

Look all around! In this lesson, students will use real-life examples and an interactive mapping activity to identify the cardinal directions of north, south, east, and west.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to use a map to identify and provide examples of the directions north, south, east, and west. Students will be able to write a sentence description using the cardinal directions.


(5 minutes)
Cardinal DirectionsCardinal Directions FlashcardsDirection FlashcardsState DirectionsPaper Doll 1Paper Doll 2Position and DirectionTown Map
  • Place the direction flashcards in a jar or container.
  • Pull out a card and read it to the students.
  • Ask the students to point and name something that is in that direction.
  • Continue with the remainder of the cards.