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Cardinal Directions PowerPoint

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PowerPoint | 1 page | Grades: 1 - 2

An editable PowerPoint to use when teaching your students about cardinal directions.

Use this teaching presentation when teaching your students about cardinal directions.

This PowerPoint explains the four cardinal directions and how to use them when locating places on a map. It also has check-for-understanding slides built-in, making it easy to see which students need extra support while keeping your students engaged throughout the presentation. The PowerPoint ends with a link to one of our worksheets so that your students can put their new learning into action!

Use the drop-down menu to choose between the PowerPoint or the Google slides version. Please note that the Google slides version allows for more interaction with drag-and-drop activities.


The resource was created by Colleen Burke, a teacher in New York and a Teach Starter Collaborator.

Looking for the worksheet found at the end of the presentation? Click on the link below.

Image of Free Map Skills Worksheet- Using Cardinal Directions

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Free Map Skills Worksheet- Using Cardinal Directions

A worksheet to practice using cardinal directions.

Teach Starter Publishing1 pageGrades: 2 - 3

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